Passenger Neil Blankenship, 29, dies when car he's in leaves State Route 509 at Taylor Way East and hits pole in Tacoma, Washington; DUI suspected cause

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/20/2022 - 5:05pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

Suspected DUI driver crashes into telephone pole in Tacoma, killing passenger

The incident was reported just before 3 a.m. on state Route 509 at Taylor Way East. In a news release, troopers said a Nissan Maxima occupied by two men was headed south on the highway when the driver left the road to the right and struck the pole.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Neil Blankenship
Tacoma, WA