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News: One killed in crash after driver flees traffic stop in Tacoma’s South End

by | Mar 17, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — A 47-year-old woman died Wednesday night after a high-speed collision that injured three others in Tacoma’s South End, reports KIRO 7 News.

The fatal crash occurred on Pacific Avenue South at the 96th Street East intersection shortly after 9:35 p.m.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the events unfolded when deputies tried to check on a silver Dodge Charger that had struck a curb in a parking lot. The driver, a 38-year-old man, then sped away from the officers, prompting a pursuit. Authorities said the suspect vehicle traveled recklessly and eventually collided with another car driven by a 48-year-old man.

A female passenger in the victim vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the victim vehicle, a 48-year-old man, as well as the driver of the causing Charger and his 29-year-old female passenger were all transported to an area hospital. Authorities said the suspect’s female passenger suffered serious injuries.

A fence, two bus shelters on both sides of Pacific Avenue South, and three vehicles at a car lot sustained significant damage in the incident.

A section of Pacific Avenue South was shut down as crews responded to the scene.

Deputies suspected the causing driver of impairment and were expecting to procure a warrant for a blood draw. As of this writing, he faces “two counts of vehicular assault and one count of vehicular homicide.”

No further details have been released.


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