6 dead, 3 injured in Tacoma highway collision on SR 509

Jul 16, 2023, 12:49 PM | Updated: Jul 17, 2023, 11:57 am

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Six dead in crash on SR 509 in Tacoma. (KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

UPDATE: 11:55 a.m.

Six people have now died in an auto crash on State Route 509, according to authorities.

Earlier updates

A serious car crash in Tacoma, on State Route 509 northbound, resulted in at least five people dead and four critically injured Sunday evening near Alexander Ave.

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When troopers arrived, all lanes on SR 509 NB were shut down, with traffic rerouted to Port of Tacoma Road.

Medics with the Tacoma Fire Department transported the four injured people to the hospital, where one later died. Washington State Patrol (WSP) believed a T-Bone-style collision caused one of the vehicles to flip over and catch fire.

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