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Rollover kills one FW resident

Rollover kills one FW resident

A rollover accident that occurred about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, April 29, in the 1200 block of 356th Street South resulted in the death of one man and the injury of another.

Three males in their early 20s were inside a 2006 Infiniti G35 when it rolled over. Kenton Hanscom, 24, and a second victim whose name has not been released, were ejected from the vehicle.

Hanscom died immediately due to blunt force trama to the head, neck and torso, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The second victim was transported with life-threatening injuries to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said Stacy Flores, Federal Way police spokeswoman. The third victim suffered no serious injuries, she said.

The driver of the vehicle was booked for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. He has provided police with a blood sample, which is still being processed. An investigation is ongoing.

SUV’s driver dies in crash

A man died at about 12:37 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, when his SUV struck a semitrailer parked on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 near State Route 516 and the Midway Landfill.

The driver of the 1992 Chevrolet Suburban was 40-year-old Federal Way resident Miguel A. Resendiz. The semi was driven by Horatie E. Dargau, who had pulled over to the right shoulder and activated the emergency equipment when the semi began overheating, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Resendiz swerved onto the shoulder, struck the rear of the parked semitrailer and died at the scene, according to the state patrol. Dargau was not injured.

Following the collision, one lane of traffic on southbound Interstate 5 was closed for approximately two hours. The cause of the collision is still being investigated.

Motorcyclist dies on I-5

A Federal Way man died at about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, on Interstate 5 near Des Moines and State Route 516 when he was thrown from the motorcycle he was driving and struck by two vehicles. The 34-year-old man, who was wearing his helmet, lost control of the motorcycle as he was traveling north on I-5, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The two vehicles that struck him, one a 2005 Ford Escape, were also traveling north. After striking the man, the driver of the Escape lost control of that vehicle and hit a 2004 GMC Envoy parked on the left shoulder of the interstate, according to the state patrol. The other drivers involved in the incident were not injured and the accident is currently under investigation.

Stolen fire equipment

Protective firefighting gear was noticed stolen the morning of May 3 from South King Fire and Rescue’s Station 61, 3203 S. 360th St., Federal Way.

Two coats and two helmets were taken from their place in the station, South King Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Donna Conner said. Also, two face pieces that are part of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus were taken, she said.

The coats are both yellow with orange reflective stripes and read “FWFD” on the back. One helmet is red and the other is yellow. They both read “South King Fire” on the face shield.

The equipment is expensive to replace and firefighters need it to perform their job, Conner said. Anyone with any information about the disappearance of the equipment is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3883.

Shooting at Steel Lake Park

Police responded to a report of gunshots at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Steel Lake Park, 2410 South 312th St. in Federal Way. The number of shots reported is unknown, police spokeswoman Stacy Flores said. When police arrived they found the park empty, but were soon notified that a man was being treated at St. Francis Hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm. The man reported he had accidentally inflicted the wound upon himself while in Steel Lake Park earlier in the evening, Flores said. He also reported that he drove himself to the hospital to have the injury treated, Flores said. The incident is currently under investigation.

Judge Hartl gets sworn in

Federal Way’s newest Municpal Court judge, Colleen Hartl, was officially sworn into office May 1 at the city council meeting. King County District Court Judge Charles Delaurenti performed the ceremony.

Judges must uphold the following principles: The ability to offer a fair, impartial and unbiased court hearing, sufficient knowledge of the law and the competence to apply it correctly, and integrity, Hartl said. She said she is not perfect, but will hold herself to these principles on and off the bench.

Twenty-four candidates from five different counties applied for Hartl’s position, which surfaced as the result of Proposition One. Hartl is from Federal Way and has worked as the Presiding Municipal Court Judge for the City of Des Moines since 2001. She has served in the same position for the Normandy Park Municipal Court since 2004, and has more than 18 years experience in municipal law. Hartl will work with fellow Federal Way Municipal Court judge Michael Morgan, who has known her for 18 years.

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