On early Sunday, a 19-year-old man lost his life while a 57-year-old man suffered injuries following a two-vehicle collision in Tacoma’s West End neighborhood.
As per the initial information, the fatal car crash was reported at approximately 1:29 a.m. at South Mildred and South 19th streets. The preliminary investigation indicated that a 19-year-old man was heading south on Mildred when his vehicle crashed into another vehicle that was going in the same direction traveling into the 19th street intersection.
The 19-year-old man suffered major injuries and was declared dead at the scene by the officials. On the other hand, a 57-year-old man in the other vehicle was rushed to an area hospital with non-fatal injuries. According to an eyewitness, the 19-year-old was in a Dodge Charger behind the other driver on South Mildred Street when he came up at a high rate of speed and tried to pass on the left.
Officers reported that the older driver in a Toyota RAV4 turned left onto South 19th Street, and the 19-year-old slammed into his vehicle. Speed contributed to the accident, authorities mentioned. Multiple agencies responded to the scene. No other details are immediately available.
The crash remains under investigation.
May 10, 2022
Source: The News Tribune