A 52-year-old Kent man faces a potential vehicular homicide charge after a head-on collision along Kent Black Diamond Road Southeast that killed a 50-year-old Kent man.
A Ford Escape was southbound on Kent Black Diamond Road Southeast in unincorporated King County near Kent at about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and a Toyota Tacoma was southbound directly behind the Ford, according to an email from Sgt. Ryan Abbott, public information officer for the King County Sheriff’s Office.
A black Ford F-350 was northbound in the 29500 block of Kent Black Diamond Road Southeast when the driver crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with the Ford Escape, then flipped on its top and collided with the Toyota Tacoma.
A front passenger in the Ford Escape died at the scene, Abbott said. Jaime Alonso Gomez, 50, died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Paramedics transported two additional occupants of the Ford Escape and four occupants of the Toyota Tacoma to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
Deputies arrested the Ford F-350 driver for investigation of DUI. Paramedics transported him to a hospital. Once released, he will be booked into the county jail for investigation of vehicular homicide, Abbott said.
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