Dennis Ndungwa died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Aug. 29 media report.
Kent Police and Puget Sound Fire were dispatched at about 6:46 p.m. after multiple 911 calls reporting a serious injury crash, according to an Aug. 29 Kent Police statement. Witnesses reported seeing a gold sedan collide with a blue minivan and then leave the roadway into a wooded area, according to police.
Officers and firefighters found Ndungwa in the sedan with life-threatening injuries and started medical aid, but the man died at the scene, according to police. A second occupant of the sedan and the lone occupant of the minivan were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Initial information gathered at the scene suggests that the sedan’s speed was a contributing factor to the crash, according to police.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information to share is asked to contact the Kent Police tip line at 253-856-5808 or email KPDTipLine@kentwa.gov. Refer to case No. 23-11449.
This is the second fatal crash in Kent in three days. An 18-year-old Auburn woman died in an Aug. 26 crash on West Smith Street downtown.