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Parkland, Washington – Deputy Dies in Crash at 112th Street East

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Posted on December 23, 2019

Parkland, Washington (December 21, 2019) – A deputy from Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was killed in a crash on 112th Street East on Saturday morning. The deputy, identified as Cooper Dyson, died on the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

According to the report, the deputy was responding to a case with a domestic violence suspect in a residence on 113th Street South around 3 a.m. Deputy Cooper Dyson was speeding towards the scene when he lost control of his vehicle, and it is believed he hit a patch of water, causing his vehicle to roll over and crash. His car also burst into flames and it appears he was trapped inside the vehicle. Investigators have determined that the speed and rain were factors in the crash.

About Car Fire

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victims. Unfortunately, this not the only time a car accident has resulted in fatalities. Car fires are a cause for alarm and can present a very dangerous situation. No matter the cause, all passengers are advised to get as far away from the car when it ignites. The nature of the vehicle and the materials used in it builds potential for big fires and explosions.

To minimize the risk of car fires, it is always best to make sure that a vehicle is well-maintained and in good condition. While there are many known causes of car fires, a fire does not always start with just one cause. More often, a number of factors are present when a car fire happens. This makes investigation difficult, but by listing the known causes of car fires, car owners can take the proper steps to analyse their own vehicle’s safety. Some factors do not always directly start the fire but raise the risk for creating it; these factors are design flaws, vehicle neglect, the use of faulty electrical or hybrid batteries, and the spilling or leaking of flammable liquids . On the other hand, factors that can directly cause vehicle fires are car crashes, arson, faulty wiring, and overheating car parts and components. The top two causes for car fires are electrical system failures and leaks in the fuel system. In identifying these fire risks, one can then properly assess their vehicle to see if any of these risks are present. Like with all fire risks, early detection can help prevent any damage, loss, injuries and fatalities.