Puget Sound Fire responded with its heavy rescue unit after a sedan went off Canyon Drive Aug. 28. A Kent man died in the crash. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Puget Sound Fire responded with its heavy rescue unit after a sedan went off Canyon Drive Aug. 28. A Kent man died in the crash. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Fire

Kent man, 22, dies in two-vehicle collision along Canyon Drive | Update

Man identified; sedan left the roadway in Monday evening, Aug. 28 crash

A 22-year-old Kent man died after a two-vehicle collision Monday evening, Aug. 28 in the 9000 block of Canyon Drive, just east of downtown.

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.

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