Camp Murray, WA (June 30, 2023) – A truck accident in Pierce County claimed one person’s life in the early morning hours on Thursday.
At around 5:35 a.m. on June 29, authorities were called to the scene of a fatal truck crash that took place in the Camp Murray area.
Official reports indicate that a Kia and a semi-truck collision occurred on Berkeley Street near the ramp from Berkeley Street Southwest to Interstate 5. Authorities arrived at the scene and located the damaged vehicles and injured occupants near Joint Base Lewis McCord.
Preliminary investigations show that two 16-year-old teenagers stole a Kia and were fleeing the scene when they crashed into the semi-truck. The impact of the collision caused the semi-truck tractor-trailer to spin out, ejecting the driver.
Medics responded to the scene of the accident to care for the victim. EMTs performed CPR on the semi-truck driver at the scene, and he was rushed to an area hospital for additional treatment.
The victim, identified as a 57-year-old man from Tacoma, passed away after arriving at the hospital.
The two teenagers were also treated at an area hospital for injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
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