Federal Way woman killed in Tukwila crash

Along State Route 599 on Monday, March 11

A two-vehicle collision on Monday, March 11 along State Route 599 in Tukwila left a Federal Way woman dead and an Auburn man hospitalized.

According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, 28-year-old Selena L. Salazar-Garcia of Federal Way died on March 11 as a result of multiple blunt force injuries in a roadway crash.

First responders transported Salazar-Garcia to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following the collision where she died, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Salazar-Garcia was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, according to the State Patrol.

A 56-year-old Auburn man, driving in a separate vehicle, suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to Valley Medical Center in Renton.

According to the State Patrol, at about 2:56 a.m. Salazar-Garcia’s vehicle was traveling southbound on State Route 599, passing in lane two of two, when it crossed the center median, rolling onto the northbound lanes and striking the Auburn man’s vehicle head-on.

Salazar-Garcia’s vehicle arrived at a stop on its side in a ditch on the right shoulder, and the Auburn man’s vehicle arrived at a stop in lane one.

The collision resulted in roadway blockages for 4 hours and 51 minutes, according to the State Patrol.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation, according to the State Patrol, which reported that drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.

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 Northwest

Courtesy Photo, Renton Police
Renton increases hiring bonus for new police officers

Bonus is a $20,000 payment upon hire and $20,000 payment upon completion of a one year probation.

LivAway Suites broke ground near Topgolf in Renton. Courtesy image
Extended-stay hotel breaks ground in Renton

LivAway Suites to be built near Topgolf, Boeing and The Landing.

Kent Police recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters in a 2021 bust. File photo
New state legislation fights catalytic converter theft

Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill on March 26 adding new regulations… Continue reading

2-year-old dies in Federal Way shooting

Incident took place in a parking lot near the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive near IHOP.

Des Moines woman faces prison for embezzling from Renton company

Created an account using identity of a deceased employee to file 58 claims for reimbursement.

Renton Police arrest ‘Kia Boys’ after crime spree

Teenagers arrested after stolen vehicle chase March 26 from Renton to Southcenter Mall.

Q&A with the new King County Library System executive director

“It’s really about providing that space to reimagine who you are,” said Heidi Daniel.

Auburn Station’s existing parking garage. (File photo)
Alternatives for Auburn’s Sound Transit parking garage

Kent Station one option as fewer floors available in Auburn

Ideal Option treatment center and lab building. (Photo courtesy of Ideal Option)
New addiction treatment center opens in Renton

Overdose deaths see record numbers in King County.

One dead, one injured in Federal Way shootings

Federal Way Police say they have found a connection between the two incidents.

File Photo
KC Sheriff’s Office sues over Burien encampment ban

Office of Law Enforcement Oversight director calls Burien’s ordinance “unconstitutional.”