A 31-year-old man killed Tuesday when his car crashed into a tree outside Sumner High School has been identified as Jason Stewart.
Sumner police were investigating what prompted the deadly crash.
Stewart was driving a Honda Civic when it lost control and slammed into a tree in the 1700 block of Main Street, in front of the high school, shortly before 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, East Pierce Fire and Rescue reported.
Firefighters had trouble getting Stewart out of the car and had to use several pieces of extrication equipment.
Witnesses reported seeing the Civic veer off the road in front of the school, then jump a curb, the fire department report.
“The car traveled for a time on the sidewalk, barely missing parked vehicles before hitting the tree,” a press release stated.
Stewart was wearing a seat belt. He was taken to Tacoma General Hospital, where he died of his injuries later Tuesday.
No other injuries were reported.