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Speeding suspected in fatal crash near UW Tacoma

Speeding suspected in fatal crash near UW Tacoma

Speeding suspected in fatal crash near UW Tacoma

One person died in a single-vehicle crash near South 21st Street and Pacific Avenue on Saturday, July 6, 2024, according to the Tacoma Police Department.

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Excessive speed is suspected in a fatal car crash that left one person dead in Tacoma on Saturday.

The wreck happened in the area of ​​South 21st Street and Pacific Avenue shortly before 6 a.m., according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

Tacoma police suspect excessive speed as the cause of the single-vehicle crash. DUI is also suspected but not confirmed, according to police spokesman Detective William Muse.

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The accident caused severe damage to the University of Washington Tacoma’s electrical system in the Cragle parking lot, The News Tribune reported.

The university has suspended in-person operations Monday through Saturday as it works with multiple agencies to find a solution to the outage. Remote operations continued where possible.

Businesses in the area were also closed as a result of the power outage.

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Puneet Bsanti is a breaking news reporter for The News Tribune. After graduating from Washington State University in 2023, he was an intern for the Bellingham Herald. She was born and raised in the Bay Area of ​​California.
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