Motorhome Crashes Down UW Tacoma Steps, Driver Killed

According to The News Tribune, a 65-year-old woman died Monday when the 18-foot motorhome she wad driving crashed down the staircase that runs through the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Witnesses reported that the woman was yelling for help as the motorhome sped down South 19th Street toward the staircase, when the vehicle experienced a mechanical problem and hit a concrete barrier and a large planter where 19th Street intersects with Jefferson Avenue.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were no passengers in the vehicle.

The owner of The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, the business across the street from where the motorhome hit the barrier, said he was talking with customers and witnesses the crash over their shoulders.  “I saw the motorhome slam into the planter box, and it disintegrated.  She must have been going 60 or 70.  Dirt everywhere,” he told The News Tribune.

Several UW Tacoma students and staff members watched the accident unfold.  The campus community was in shock about the wreck.  The school was offering counseling to those employees, students, and staff members.

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