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Witnesses sought in deadly I-5 crash

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 18, 2007 at 3:00 pm |
December 18, 2007 3:00 pm

The Washington State Patrol wants to talk with anyone who might have seen a deadly crash Friday morning on Interstate 5 in Fife or saw the vehicles before the crash.

Roy Fuentes, a 33-year-old Tacoma father, was killed when he crashed his Isuzu Rodeo into the back of a parked DOT truck shortly after 7:10 a.m. The truck, which had its arrow board lights on, was pushed forward, knocking DOT worker David Ball to the ground.

Ball, who had been clearing debris from an earlier wreck, was injured but is expected to recover.

Fuentes was taken to a local hospital but died of his injuries. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled he died of blunt force injuries to the chest.

The State Patrol asks anyone who saw the crash or the drivers involved beforehand to call Sergeant Cooper at (360) 805-1192 or Detective Wilcoxson at (360) 805-1195.

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