PIERCE COUNTY, WA — A 50-year-old man lost his life early Sunday in Spanaway after his vehicle was struck by a stolen car driven by a teenager, according to KOMO News.
The accident occurred on a stretch of State Route 7 (Mountain Highway) at milepost 47.37, near 211th Street Court East. It was first reported by Washington State Patrol trooper John Dattilo at 8:47 a.m.
Preliminary details show that the man, a Spanaway resident, was trying to make a U-turn across all lanes of traffic. At the same time, a 14-year-old was driving a stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed through the area, resulting in a crash.
The driver of the victim vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed officials. A 50-year-old Spanaway woman who was in the passenger seat of the same vehicle was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, along with the teenage driver, who suffered serious injuries.
Further investigation found that none of the three involved people were wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck.
A section of the highway was shut down for more than five hours during the emergency response and initial investigation.
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