Chimacum students, teachers recall Quilcene teen killed in crash

CHIMACUM — Gentle, caring, compassionate, intelligent, athletic, involved.

Those are the words teachers and students at Chimacum High School used Wednesday to describe Scott Kench, the 16-year-old student killed in a head-on crash Tuesday north of Quilcene.

“This is the second shining star we’ve lost this (school) year,” high school counselor Ellen Thomas said.

Another student, Janelle Perilla, died of cancer in December.

Kench was driving home from school Tuesday afternoon on Center Road when his car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a pick-up truck driven by Robert W. Moser, also of Quilcene.

Kench was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was pronounced dead.

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