A 41-year-old woman who was driving recklessly while eluding police was killed after she crashed her vehicle into a tree in Federal Way on Sunday morning.
Washington State Patrol identified the driver as 41-year-old Kimberly K. Winslow, of Tacoma.
A 9-year-old boy who was a passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to St. Francis Hospital for further evaluation, said Federal Way police Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.
Just prior to 10 a.m., an officer observed the recklessly driven vehicle westbound in the 500 block of South 348th Street. The vehicle was traveling in excess of 70 mph in the 35 mph speed zone, Schwan stated. An officer attempted a traffic stop, however the driver failed to yield and accelerated away.
The vehicle continued northbound on 1st Avenue South, made a U-turn at South 336th Street, and proceeded back southbound, driving recklessly the entire time, Schwan said.
The driver lost control of her vehicle and collided with a tree near the 34200 block of 1st Ave. S. The woman was not wearing a seat belt and she was fatally injured.
Washington State Patrol is conducting the collision investigation at the Federal Way Police Department’s request. It is unclear why the woman was eluding police.