Kent man killed in Highway 167 accident; WSP seeks witnesses

A 19-year-old Kent man died Saturday from injuries suffered earlier in the morning in a four-vehicle accident along southbound Highway 167 near South 277th Street.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Monday, June 7, 2010 8:02pm
  • News

A 19-year-old Kent man died Saturday from injuries suffered earlier in the morning in a four-vehicle accident along southbound Highway 167 near South 277th Street.

Matthew Johnson, of Kent, died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle about two hours after his 1998 Ford Explorer rolled over after a collision with a 1990 Mazda RX7 at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a Washington State Patrol media release.

Four vehicles were traveling in close proximity of each other when two of the vehicles collided resulting in a rollover collision that killed Johnson. Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt. He was partially ejected from his vehicle.

A 2003 Dodge Neon and a 1994 Nissan Sentra also were struck.

No other drivers or passengers were injured. The driver of the Mazda was a 23-year-old University Place man. The driver of the Neon was a 21-year-old Federal Way man. The State Patrol did not identify the driver of the Sentra.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed any of the four vehicles prior to the collision is asked to call detective Russ Haake of the State Patrol at 425-401-7788.

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