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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