Lake Tapps woman dies in I-5 crash near Kent | Update

Driver identified in wreck near South 272nd Street in Federal Way

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:48pm
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A 24-year-old Lake Tapps woman was killed after road conditions caused her to lose control of her SUV and strike a tree on Monday night along Interstate 5 in Federal Way near South 272nd Street, just south of Kent.

Jessica T. Quinn-Whitney died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Quinn-Whitney was traveling northbound on I-5 when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a tree at about 10:15 p.m. Her SUV came to a rest in the ditch off the right side of the roadway.

Quinn-Whitney was wearing her seat belt, according to the State Patrol. She was alone in the SUV.

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