Victims who died in crash near Renton identified as 3 children and 1 woman

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By journalsofus.com


A 38-year-old woman and three children were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon near Renton, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

The crash involving four vehicles occurred shortly before 1 p.m. near the intersection of Southeast 192nd Street and 140th Avenue Southeast, in the Fairwood area, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

First responders classified it as a mass casualty incident and five medical units were on scene, according to the Renton Regional Fire Authority.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Eric White said speed may have been a factor.

An 18-year-old man has been identified as the driver who caused the crash, the Sheriff’s Office said. He is being treated for injuries at Harborview Medical Center and is expected to face criminal charges.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 38-year-old woman as Andrea Smith Hudson and confirmed she died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Hudson’s two children were also inside the vehicle. They survived the crash but are receiving extensive care at Harborview Medical Center, according to a GoFundMe page created by Hudson’s brother-in-law.

“Andrea Hudson was an incredible mother, a devoted wife, a beloved daughter, and a dear friend to many,” the page states. “She was a ray of light to those around her and she always had a smile on her face. The most patient and loving mother a child could ever hope to have.”

GoFundMe said Hudson was taking her two children and three others to a school activity when they were hit.

“[Andrea] “She homeschooled her three children and dedicated her life to her family,” the fundraiser said. “She liked to spend time adventuring with them in nature and she was an avid health enthusiast and cook. Her absence has left a void in our hearts and will be felt by many.”

This is the first serious collision at the intersection this year, according to data shared online by the Washington State Department of Transportation. Data shows there were two non-fatal accidents at the intersection last year.

Seattle Times reporter Vonnai Phair contributed to this story.

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