Two killed, 6 injured in wrong-way crash on SR 516

Troopers say two brothers drove the wrong way in Kent - causing a string of crashes that sent six people to the hospital - and the brothers were killed.

KENT, Wash. — State Route 516 in Kent was closed for hours after a crash that killed two people and injured six others Monday night.

The crash involving four vehicles happened about 11:40 p.m. on SR 516 near West Meeker Street.

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According to Washington State Patrol, a vehicle was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes.

The occupants of the wrong-way vehicle, two brothers from Federal Way, were killed.

The men have been identified as Faalafua Ili, 38, and Freddie Ili, 36.  According to court records the driver, Faalafua Ili, has been arrested for DUI three times. He's been convicted twice, his first DUI was reduced to a reckless driving.  Investigators are waiting for the results of toxicology tests to see if alcohol or drugs contributed to the deadly wrong way crash.

Six other people were injured, including a 5-year-old girl who has a fractured femur. Four people are at Harborview Medical Center. Of those, two are in serious condition, one is in satisfactory condition and one is in critical condition. The others are at Valley Medical Center.

SR 516 was closed between Meeker and Washington for more than five hours. It reopened at 5 a.m.

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