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

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

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.

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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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