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State police: 2 killed in crash near SR 16 toll plaza in Tacoma

Sep 1, 2023, 6:10 PM | Updated: 6:15 pm

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Two people were killed in a vehicle crash on State Route 16 (SR16) eastbound near the toll plaza in Tacoma Friday afternoon, according to Washington State Patrol (WSP).

WSP Trooper John Dattilo confirmed the deaths in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. He added that troopers were on scene investigating the collision.

Those traveling in that area Friday evening should expect delays.

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) wrote on X the toll plaza is temporarily closed and all traffic is being routed through the SR 16 eastbound mainline. During the closure, drivers who don’t already have a Good To Go! account will receive a bill in the mail for the toll.

Dattilo also reported no toll booth workers were injured in the collision.

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State police: 2 killed in crash near SR 16 toll plaza in Tacoma