Chyna Thomas’s vehicle struck a pole in a one-car collision Saturday. Courtesy of Washington State Patrol

22-year-old dies in I-5 car accident near Federal Way

  • Monday, April 17, 2017 12:18pm
  • News

Chyna Thomas, sister of NBA basketball player Isaiah Thomas, died in a car crash Saturday morning near Federal Way.

The 22-year-old was driving southbound on Interstate 5, just north of South 288th Street, at 5 a.m. when a witness saw her Toyota Camry drift off the roadway and strike a jersey barrier. Her vehicle landed on the barrier, striking a pole.

According to Washington State Patrol, she was not wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Rick Johnson said investigators don’t believe she was impaired. That will be confirmed, however, after toxicology reports are complete. Johnson said witnesses reported no erratic driving, no speeding or prior lane change issues.

More in News

FW students share early turkey-day feast at Young Life Thanksgiving Club

Federal Way high schoolers got an early Thanksgiving feast, complete with turkey… Continue reading

Brooklake Church collecting frozen turkeys for food bank

The annual Big Ol’ Turkey Round Up will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

Three armed males invade home | Federal Way Police Blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Federal Way hosted the 2012 United States Olympic Diving Trials at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. (Mirror file photo)
USA Diving looks at Federal Way to host Olympic trials

City officials hope that the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go through Federal Way.

District 30 Rep. Reeves receives Legislator of the Year Award for veterans work

During her freshman session, Reeves successfully passed the Wounded Warrior Shared Leave Act

Federal Way Community Caregiving Network to receive donations from Soap for Hope

Residents can contribute to campaign through end of the year

Intoxicated female holding vodka bottle struck by vehicle | Federal Way police blotter

Officers also respond to a vehicle hitting a building, eggings and more

Latest election results: Federal Way school bond measure passing with more than 60 percent of votes in favor

The $450 million school bond meeting super-majority, voter turnout requirements needed to pass

County Council allots $1 million for East Hylebos Watershed Conservation

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday unanimously adopted a supplemental budget… Continue reading

Community members selected to help in Highline president search

Eight members of the South King County community have agreed to serve… Continue reading

Election results

As of Thursday, Federal Way City Council candidates Jesse Johnson and Hoang… Continue reading

Suspects steal cash and cigarettes from gas station | Federal Way Police Blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Robbery: At… Continue reading