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UPDATED: Driver sought after deadly hit-and-run in Tacoma

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 18, 2010 at 5:48 am |
November 18, 2010 9:56 am

Tacoma police were searching for a driver who fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash along Sixth Avenue late Wednesday.

About 11:50 p.m., a pickup truck was going eastbound in the 4600 block of Sixth Avenue. A witness reported that the truck was speeding when it lost control, drifted into the parking lane and hit three parked vehicles, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The driver, described as a white man in his 40s, got out and ran from the crashed truck. The passenger in the vehicle, a 44-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police dog searched the area but did not find the driver, Fulghum said. The police department’s traffic fatality team was called out to the crash and launched an investigation.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the passenger because his family has not yet been notified of his death.

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