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Heart disease killed Tacoma man found dead on Highway 16

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on April 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm with No Comments »
April 30, 2009 2:48 pm

A man who steered his van onto the shoulder of Highway 16 on Wednesday morning before collapsing died of natural causes, specifically heart disease, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office reported today.

Witnesses said the man was eastbound on Highway 16 near the 19th Street interchange about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when he drove onto the shoulder and stopped.

State troopers later found him dead behind the wheel.

No one else was hurt.

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