Deputies: Man looking at his phone caused crash that killed 1, injured 2 others

KENT — A 25-year-old Federal Way woman was killed and two others were seriously injured Monday night in a two-car, head-on collision that the King County sheriff’s deputies say was caused by distracted driving.

The accident occurred in the 20200 block of 148th Avenue SE in Kent just before 8 p.m., the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to deputies, a Ford sedan crossed the center line and collided with a Honda Civic coming in the opposite direction. It is believed the driver of the Ford looked down at his phone as his vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic.

The female driver of the Honda died on the scene. She was identified Tuesday as Sherri White, 25, of Federal Way.

Two other passengers were transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford, who deputies say took his eyes off the road to look down at his phone, had no reported injury. King county Sherrif's Office Major Accident Response and Reconstruction Detectives are investigating the crash. No arrest has been made at this time.

The sherrif's office said the crash is a sad reminder of how distracted driving is dangerous.

"No text message, phone call, or social media update is wroth the damage done by taking your eyes off the road," deputies said.