A silver Nissan struck a grey Honda in Enumclaw on the morning of Jan. 4, when the Honda ran the red light at the SR 164 and Cole St. intersection. No injuries were reported. Photo by Ray Still

A silver Nissan struck a grey Honda in Enumclaw on the morning of Jan. 4, when the Honda ran the red light at the SR 164 and Cole St. intersection. No injuries were reported. Photo by Ray Still

Car crash leads to death near Bonney Lake

One man was killed and another injured the evening of Jan. 3, the result of a collision just east of Bonney Lake. There was also a crash in Enumclaw the morning of Jan. 4 when a car ran a red light.

One man was killed and another injured the evening of Jan. 3, the result of a collision just east of Bonney Lake.

The deceased has been identified as Benjamin D. Punley, 39, of Forks, Washington. The injured driver was Zachary S. Sena, 33, of Black Diamond.

The collision occurred at 8:10 p.m. on state Route 410, a bit east of 234th Avenue East. Detours were quickly put in place, as the crash kept the busy highway closed for nearly four hours.

According to a Washington State Patrol report, Punley was headed east on SR 410, driving a 1989 Ford F250 pickup. Sena, in a 2014 Ford Escape, was traveling west. Punley’s pickup crossed the centerline and crashed into the Escape, which ended up off the roadway.

Sena was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma.

COLLISION ON COLE ST.

A crash this morning in Enumclaw shut down a portion of Cole Street for more than half an hour.

Around 8:30 a.m., a grey Honda was driving south on state Route 164 when it ran the red light at the intersection of the highway and Cole St., Trooper Greg Ulrich said. A silver Nissan, traveling east on Cole St. with a green light, struck the Honda on the driver’s side.

Ulrich wasn’t called to the scene, but was passing by shortly after the accident occurred, helping call the crash in and moving cars out of the intersection and onto Cole St.

Ulrich added there were no injuries or alcohol involved, and both drivers had insurance.

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