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 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.
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.
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.
The fiance of a woman who was killed in a collision on State Route 167 near Puyallup early Tuesday says she was 12 weeks pregnant when she died. Jason Speers said he and his fiancee, 34-year-old Shanna Huttenstine, were in a cab headed home to Tacoma from the hospital when their cab collided with a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup, a 48-year-old Puyallup man, later identified as Anderson Hamilton, was booked into jail for vehicular homicide after the collision.
A Tacoma man who tried to cross Interstate 5 late Monday was struck by a car, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The accident took place about 10:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes at milepost 136 by the Puyallup River.
Troopers said a 41-year-old Tacoma man dressed in dark clothing was walking across the freeway when a 69-year-old Yelm man struck him with a 2005 Hyundai Elantra.
The driver suffered minor facial injuries, Trooper Guy Gill said. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.