Tacoma Man Killed, 3 Others Injured in Spanaway-Area Crash

According to The News Tribune, a Tacoma man was killed last Saturday and a suspect was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence after he was found hiding in the woods, Washington State Patrol said.

Multiple agencies responded to a fiery crash near Spanaway, including a K-9 unit in search of the fleeing driver, whom authorities initially believed to be a victim.

A Washington State Patrol press release stated that a Tacoma man was driving north on SR-507 near 208th Street East at about 6:40 p.m. with three passengers in a 1991 Toyota 4Runner when an oncoming 2002 Food F-350 truck crossed the center line and hit the 4Runner head-on.

The truck rolled several times and came to a stop off the road before catching fire.  Both vehicles were totaled.

The Tacoma man was killed while his two passengers, ages 12 and 13, were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The truck driver, a 31-year-old Roy man, was not immediately found and suspected to have been ejected from his vehicle.  Washington State Patrol located relatively unharmed in the woods nearby.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and cleared of injuries before being booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI, obstruction, and hit-and-run charges.

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