Driver killed in SR 169 collision is a Maple Valley man

A 50-year-old Maple Valley man was killed Monday evening in a three-car collision on State Route 169, according to the Renton Police Department.

He was identified Wednesday as Randall P. Britts by the King County Medical Examiner's Officer.

The accident occurred at about 4:40 p.m. in the 16000 block of the highway, which was closed for several hours.

A vehicle traveling west on the highway crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a second vehicle, which was struck by the third vehicle, according to police.

The Maple Valley man died several hours later at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Another driver, a 17-year-old Maple Valley boy,  was taken to Harborview with severe trauma to his leg, according to police. He was still at Harborview mid-week.

A third driver, a 27-year-old Burien man, was taken to Valley Medical Center for observation and then released.

Renton Police Traffic Unit is investigating the collision. As of mid-week, it did not appear that alcohol or drugs were contributing factors to the collision, according to police.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates