Driver Arrested after Fatal Collision on South 72nd Street [Tacoma, WA]
Fatal Collision on South 72nd Street near Yakima Avenue
TACOMA, WA (August 18, 2021) – Two people died and a driver was arrested Sunday morning after a fatal car collision on South 72nd Street.
The collision occurred at the intersection of South 72nd Street and Yakima Avenue just after midnight.
According to Tacoma Police, even though the cause of the accident still remains unknown, they arrested the at-fault driver, a 21-year-old man, and booked him into Pierce County Jail on two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.
Medics treated his 51-year-old passenger, who had broken a bone.
Tragically, a 63-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman died at the scene.
Furthermore, officials closed the road for several hours while detectives conducted their investigation.
At this time, Police did not release any additional information. However, the accident remains under investigation.
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