t

Kent man dies in single-vehicle crash on SR 18

Auburn driver, 18, arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide with speeding listed as cause

A 21-year-old Kent man died on May 12 as a result of a single vehicle crash along westbound State Route 18 in the Auburn/Black Diamond area.

Pau Nung died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office media report. Nung was a passenger in the vehicle.

The collision resulted in injuries to the driver and two other adult passengers in the vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol.

An 18-year-old passenger and a 20-year-old passenger were transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center as a result of injuries suffered in the collision. First responders transported the driver, an 18-year-old Auburn man, to St. Anne Hospital in Burien.

The driver was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide and reckless driving, according to the State Patrol.

The collision resulted because of speeding, according to the State Patrol. Nung was not wearing his seatbelt.

According to the state patrol, the vehicle was traveling westbound at about 11:50 p.m. May 12 on State Route 18 at a high rate of speed and attempted to exit to Auburn/Black Diamond, traveling too fast to navigate a curve. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled multiple times, ejecting the rear passenger and coming to rest near the on-ramp.

According to the State Patrol, Nung died at the scene, with the King County Medical Examiner transporting his body.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

t
One of two victims identified in fiery Kent crash

Kristen Anne Meyers, 53, died in May 11 crash on West Hill, according to medical examiner

t
City-owned ShoWare Center in Kent loses $742,675 in 2023

Losses lower than projected but expenses continue to exceed revenue at 6,200-seat arena

t
Kent firefighters extinguish two fires on the same morning | Photos

Friday, May 17 at apartment leasing office in the Valley and at a vacant East Hill house

Courtesy Photo, City of Kent
City of Kent population drops by 1,051 in 2023 compared to 2022

Decline similar to many cities of 50,000 or more across the nation, according to U.S. Census Bureau

t
Kent Police Blotter: April 25 to May 8

Incidents include burglaries, robberies, shootings

t
Rape charges dismissed against former Kent school bus driver

Prosecutors decide they could not prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt due to medical tests

t
Feds indict 9 South King County residents on drug trafficking charges

Those accused from Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Enumclaw

A screenshot of King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn speaking about a proposed amendment for the proposed $20 minimum wage ordinance. (Screenshot)
King County approves $20.29 minimum wage for unincorporated areas

Councilmember Reagan Dunn and more than a dozen business owners argued tips and health care expenses should be a part of the new wage. The council passed the ordinance without the amendment.

Dave Upthegrove. COURTESY PHOTO
Upthegrove one of seven candidates for state lands commissioner

His King County Council member’s district includes part of Kent

COURTESY PHOTO, King County Elections
Candidates file for Kent-area races for Congress, Legislature

Incumbents face challengers in two Congressional contests and four state House races

t
Two die in single-car crash in Kent on West Hill

Sedan crashed Saturday evening, May 11 into tree and caught fire in 2400 block of South 272nd Street

t
Spanaway man, 25, faces murder charge in Kent bar shooting

Reportedly shot Federal Way man, 30, eight times inside Meeker Street Bar & Grill