Family of four hit by truck while crossing Kent street; teen killed
KENT — A 13-year-old girl was killed and three others injured, including an infant, while trying to cross a busy road in Kent.
The family was attempting to cross Pacific Highway South near Kent Des Moines Road.
Police said the family crossed the northbound lanes and onto the median. Two lanes of southbound traffic stopped to let the family cross but the far right lane didn’t see them. A full size ford pickup truck struck the family.
The 13-year-old girl died at the scene. Three others were transported with non-life threatening injuries.
Witnesses at the scene tell Q13 FOX News that there was debris thrown across the roadway including baby toys and a stroller.
Authorities said this tragedy could have been avoided -- a crosswalk is just down the street from where they attempted to cross.
The driver of the truck was taken into police custody but has not yet been charged.