One killed in two-car crash on SR-7 in Pierce County
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One killed in two-car crash on SR-7 in Pierce County

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Posted on August 12, 2021

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — One person died late Tuesday night in a two-car crash on state Route 7 near Tacoma, according to Trooper Robert Reyer with Washington State Patrol.

The accident happened in the southbound lanes of SR-7 at milepost 45 near Fire Road East and was first reported by WSP at 10:19 p.m.

WSP troopers, crews with Washington State Department of Transportation, and emergency medics responded to the scene.

The driver of one of the vehicles involved was transported to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

No other injuries have been reported.

Motorists were told to expect delays as authorities shut down southbound lanes for an investigation.

By 1:39 a.m., all previously blocked lanes were reopened.

No other details have been shared on the circumstances behind the accident.