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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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.
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.
The Washington State Patrol said 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 tanker spilled between 250 and 500 gallons of gasoline into the ditch, and around 20 emergency vehicles were sent to the site to remove fuel from the damaged tanker. A crane was brought in to remove the vehicle from the ditch. Four other vehicles were involved in the crash but no other injuries were reported. Grattan was airlifted by helicopter to hospital but died shortly after the crash.
A tanker truck hauling 6,000 gallons of milk overturned Thursday afternoon and crashed into a home in Hunker, Westmoreland County.
A tanker truck overturns and crashes into a home in Hunker, spilling several thousand gallons of milk in the yard.
Authorities said the crash happened when the driver of the tanker lost control on a bend on Sportsman Road.
The homeowners were inside at the time but escaped without injury. The driver suffered minor injuries but was expected to be OK.
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 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.
In a daze, Speers was able to walk away from the crash with just one scratch, but then he realized how hurt his fiancee was.