Wrong-way driver kills three in head-on car accident near Kent

A wrong-way driver killed two and herself on State Route 167 near Kent in an early morning car accident on Sunday reports The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Killed in the car accident were Marina Martinez, age 69, of Kent and Cesar Martinez, age 72. The wrong-way driver, a 21 year-old Kent woman, who also died, has not been identified.

Police say the wrong-way driver, entered the highway at the South 277th Street on ramp around 1:35 am in a Mazda Protégé. She crossed three lanes of traffic before colliding head-on with a Honda Accord driven by Marina Martinez.

According to the report a third car, a 1999 BMW 740, was also involved in the accident but its occupants were not seriously injured.

Police are investigating the accident but they do not believe alcohol or drugs was involved.

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