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UPDATE: Maple Valley Highway Collision Kills One, Severely Injures Another

Maple Valley Highway was closed for several hours Monday night while police investigated the accident.

Update, Jan. 11:

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal car crash on Maple Valley Highway Monday night as 50-year old Randall P. Britts of Maple Valley.

The driver who suffered severe trauma to his leg, was identified as a 17-year-old boy from Maple Valley, according to the Renton Police Department. The teen remains hospitalized for his injuries. Police identified the driver who was transported to Valley Medical Center, as a 27-year-old man from Burien. He has been treated and released from the hospital.

Original story, Jan. 10,

Maple Valley Highway was closed for several hours on Monday night following a three-car collision that killed one and injured two others.

Renton Police responded to the scene of the crash in the 16000 block of Maple Valley Highway shortly before 5 p.m.

According to a statement from the Renton Police Department, “Two vehicles had collided head-on, and a third vehicle was struck as the result of the initial collision. A vehicle travelling westbound crossed into the eastbound lanes of travel colliding with a second vehicle, which was then struck from the rear by a third vehicle.”

Two drivers were transported to Harborview Medical Center; one with “severe trauma to his leg,” and other with “serious injuries” who died at the hospital several hours after the accident.

A third driver was taken to Valley Medical Center for observation.

The Renton Police Traffic Unit also responded to the scene and is continuing to investigate the collision. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be contributing factors in the collision. 

Patch will post more information as it becomes available.

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