UPDATE as of 9 p.m.: The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man as Ronald Herron.
UPDATE as of 1:35 p.m.: A 57-year-old Eatonville man was killed in the crash, the Washington State Patrol reports. He had been going south on Mountain Highway when his truck left the road and crashed into a power pole and tree.
The man’s name has not yet been released because his family has not yet been notified.
A dog that had been in the truck was not injured.
UPDATE as of 11:20 a.m.: Troopers will be clearing the scene shortly.
Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a deadly crash on Mountain Highway East this morning.
One man was killed in the one-car crash near 260th Street East, the State Patrol reports.
There had been reports the car had been driving recklessly away from Lakewood. The car then left the road near 260th and hit a tree, according to one report.
Both directions of SR 7 are blocked because of the investigation. The state DOT reports wires and a tree are down on the roadway.
We’ll update this blog post when more information becomes available.