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Puyallup man killed after striking back of semi-truck hauling gasoline

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 31, 2013 at 6:31 am |
May 31, 2013 7:49 am

A 46-year-old Puyallup man died Thursday night after striking the back of a semi-truck trailer, losing control of his vehicle and running off the road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The accident happened about 10:45 p.m. on westbound state Route 512 at milepost 9 in Puyallup.

The man, who was driving a 2011 Ford F150 pickup truck, has been identified as David Rogers. The driver of the semi, a 39-year-old Vancouver man, was not injured. The truck was hauling 11,300 gallons of gasoline, trooper Guy Gill said.

Troopers said alcohol or drugs may have been involved.

Rogers’ truck clipped the back of the semi-truck’s trailer, causing him to lose control, WSP reported. He was not wearing a seat belt.

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