An 18-year-old man was killed and two others injured late Monday in a high-speed crash in Tacoma’s West End.
The two injured young men were taken to Tacoma General Hospital for treatment, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. Their conditions were unknown this morning.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the dead man as Igor Kotelevskiy of Tacoma.
The crash occurred just after 10:15 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Vassault Street. A dark-colored Audi was speeding north on North Vassault Street. When it came over the hill in the 4600 block, the car appeared to have lost control, Fulghum said.
The car drifted across the roadway and struck a parked pickup truck. The Audi rolled, went over a curb, through a brushy area and stopped in the yard of a house, Fulghum said.
Two of the three men inside the car were ejected. Kotelevskiy, who was ejected, died at the scene. The initial investigation indicates he had been driving the car.
The third man had been buckled into his seat and remained in the car, Fulghum said. He appears to be the least seriously injured of the two survivors.
Police investigators were looking into what caused the crash. Speed was “definitely a contributing factor” but it was not known if alcohol or drugs were involved, Fulghum said.
“Speed was definitely excessive,” he added.