• Man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Kent after killing pedestrian, police say

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    KENT, Wash. - A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Friday night in Kent after fatally hitting a pedestrian, police said. 

    Officers responded around 10:43 p.m. to a report of a fatal collision involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian near Lake Fenwick Road South and Reith Road. Dispatchers with 911 received calls that indicated a man was in the road unconscious and not breathing.

    When officers arrived, they attempted lifesaving measures until medics arrived. The 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

    Police said their initial investigation indicated that the victim was crossing Reith Road just west of Fenwick when the pickup driver struck the pedestrian. The victim was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing at the time.

    Officials said the crash happened on a curve near the base of a steep hill.

    The pickup driver, a Kent resident who remained on the scene, showed signs of impairment, investigators said. 

    He was arrested on suspicion of DUI. 

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