Two dead, one injured after fiery crash in Tacoma
Tacoma police are investigating a deadly crash early Wednesday morning near the intersection of S. 38th Street and Pacific Avenue.
Wendy Haddow with Tacoma PD tells KIRO Newsradio that a car ran a red light, crashed into another car, then hit a pole, and burst into flames.
Two people inside the burning car died, and a 15-year-old was taken to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic advisory! The intersection of S. 38th St and Pacific Ave is shut down for a two-vehicle fatality collision. The Collision Investigation Team is responding. Please use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/r9qvT7EZmp
— Tacoma Police Department (@TacomaPD) January 18, 2023
The driver in the other car was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash happened around 4:20 a.m.
The intersection of South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue is closed while the collision investigation team is at the scene. Tacoma police are urging people to avoid the area and use alternate routes.