Driver killed in Kent crash identified as Kentridge grad Shayne Mathews

The man killed after he drove into a tree in Kent has been identified as Shayne Mathews, a 2010 graduate of Kentridge High School and former baseball player for the Chargers.

Mathews, 20, was identified by the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

Mathews was killed and another 20-year-old man injured when a car struck a tree in Kent at about 4:04 a.m. Friday in the 9200 block of South 208th Street.

Kent Police are trying to determine what caused Mathews to drive off the road, although the investigation does not indicate the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a Kent Police media release. There also is no evidence that speed or recklessness contributed to the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.


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