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Man killed in wreck outside Sumner High School identified

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Oct. 22, 2009 at 9:33 am with 4 Comments »
October 22, 2009 9:33 am
Courtesy of East Pierce Fire & Rescue
Courtesy of East Pierce Fire & Rescue

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.

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  1. ClownPosse says:

    Golly Gee !

    Was speed a factor ?

  2. PolarBear53 says:

    regardless its still sad, he was someone’s son

  3. I was picking my son up from school and we both saw this accident happen. We can only guess at this point but it appeared like this driver did everything he could to avoid hitting the oncoming traffic and the parked cars. It’s only an assumption but maybe he had some medical issue as the car never seemed to brake at all. Very sad and to the family my heart and prayers go out to you, I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. I was picking my son up from school and we saw this accident happen, can only tell you that the driver seemed to do everything he could to not hit oncoming traffic or the parked cars. It seems like he either had a health issue or the accelerator stuck. Very sad and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I am truly sorry for your loss.

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