Man dies in crash on SR-512 near milepost 9 in Puyallup on May 30
A Puyallup man died late Thursday evening after crashing into the back of a semi-truck hauling 11,300 gallons of gasoline, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A 46-year-old man from Puyallup died when his Ford F-150 truck slammed into the back of a tanker truck on Highway 512 Thursday night.
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A 39-year-old Edgewood man riding a motorcycle died Wednesday after he hit a pickup truck in a Puyallup, police spokesman said. The crash happened just after 5 p.m., when the Harley Davidson motorcycle hit a Ford F250 pickup truck at East Pioneer Avenue and 21st Street Southeast, police said. The bike was heading east on East Pioneer Avenue, when it hit the truck that was turning left from westbound East Pioneer, police said. The motorcyclist, later identified as Timothy January, was ejected from the bike, which went under the truck. He died at Tacoma General Hospital.
A 22-year-old Bremerton man was killed late Sunday in an Interstate 5 collision near Mountlake Terrace involving a tanker truck filled with liquid nitrogen. A Honda Accord passed the tanker truck in the HOV lane, swerved to the left, hit the barrier, then swerved back to the right and hit the truck. The car was crushed by the truck, which was carrying about 7,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen. Washington State Patrol reported it took several hours to unload the nitrogen from the truck. All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed until about 7:45 a.m.
An 8,500-gallon tanker truck hauling gasoline crashed and burst into flames near train tracks on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, briefly snarling several rail lines and closing streets, officials say.
The truck caught fire on McCarter Highway at Astor Street in Newark about 1:30 a.m., police say. The blaze was brought under control by about 3:30 a.m. and no one was seriously injured.
An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Portland to Seattle hit and killed a man Sunday night. The man was hit about 9:30 p.m. on the tracks at Second Street Northeast near the Puyallup train station. The Cascades train with passengers on board remained right where it stopped as investigators interviewed the crew. The tracks were also shut down during the investigation, affecting several other trains. The victim, who is described as in his 20s or 30s, was alone. Investigators said no one saw what happened.
A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car in a Puyallup crosswalk Thursday. Officials have identified the man as Christopher Kerns, 42. from Federal Way. It appeared the driver failed to stop at a red light about 7 p.m. on River Road while heading south on North Meridian, hitting an employee of a nearby Ford dealership in the crosswalk. It looked like the Lexus traveled a “considerable distance” down the road with the pedestrian on the hood of the car, jumping up and over a curb, hitting a sign and then four vehicles. Investigators had not yet determined what caused the crash.