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Motorcyclist dies in wreck on 272nd Street in Kent - Update

A fatal accident involving a Mercedes sport utility vehicle (front) and a motorcycle (background) saw response from multiple emergency providers Tuesday, at South 272nd and 46th Avenue South, near Kent. -  Courtesy Kent Fire NOT FOR SALE
A fatal accident involving a Mercedes sport utility vehicle (front) and a motorcycle (background) saw response from multiple emergency providers Tuesday, at South 272nd and 46th Avenue South, near Kent.
— image credit: Courtesy Kent Fire NOT FOR SALE

A 34-year-old Auburn man died when his motorcycle collided with a car Sept. 14 at about 5 p.m. near Kent. The accident occurred at South 272nd and 46th Avenue South in unincorporated King County, south of Kent.

A 37-year-old woman from Louisiana driving a 2002 Mercedes 330 SUV, was stopped on South 272nd headed eastbound, waiting to turn northbound onto 46th Avenue South. The collision occurred when she entered 46th.

The motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene. He was riding a 2006 Honda CBR600.

When Kent Firefighters and King County paramedics arrived at the crash, they performed CPR on the motorcyclist, whom they were unable to revive.

The driver of the SUV wasn't injured.

Several witnesses on the scene helped deputies with the investigation, and a chaplain from South King Fire and Rescue also assisted at the scene.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office major accident unit are investigating. At this point they do not believe speed, alcohol, or drugs were contributing factors.

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