Two are dead and two others have been seriously injured in a deadly Kent car accident that police say was caused by speeding, drinking, and drugs. The WA car accident is under investigation.

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Kent Car Accident Kills 2; Speeding And Alcohol Involved


Posted on Dec 31, 2010

A witness to a deadly car accident early on Tuesday in Kent morning says that street racing could have been involved in the three-vehicle accident. At the very least, Washington State Police say that speeding and drugs or alcohol use were factors in the fatal WA car crash.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a Honda Civic, a Honda Passport and a Chevy Malibu were speeding the same direction on State Route 516 in Kent when one of the drivers lost control of his car, slamming into the other two vehicles. Two of the three drivers died in the accident, while the third driver as well as one passenger were taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

Emergency response workers declared 57-year-old Jose Cuellar of Kent and 24-year-old Amanda Berman of Yakima dead at the scene of the car accident. The driver of the third car, an unidentified 40-year-old Renton man, as well as 26-year-old Willie Smith of Fife (a passenger in Berman’s car) were treated for injuries and are in stable condition.

The Renton man, who was driving the Honda Civic, is now under investigation for vehicular manslaughter. An initial investigation by Washington Police and interviews with witnesses show that the Chevy Malibu lost control as the three cars were speeding west on the Kent Des Moines Road. It is still unclear whether an illegal street race was taking place or whether the three cars were simply speeding.

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