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Tag: Marine View Drive


Listing barge dumps scrap cars into Commencement Bay, crews work to stabilize vessel


A Canadian barge listing along Marine View Drive on Sunday appeared to dump some of the scrap metal cars it was carrying into the water near Browns Point as crews tried to stabilize it, according to the state Department of Ecology.

The vessel was reported as listing Sunday morning, at which point the company expecting the metal hired a private group to salvage the barge, DOE specialist Ron Holcomb said.

Holcomb said he believed the owner of the barge had been contracted to deliver the cars to metal recycler Schnitzer Steel’s location along the Hylebos Waterway.

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Motorcyclist dies in head-on collision with car on Marine View Drive Sunday

A motorcyclist died Sunday after he crossed the center line of Marine View Drive and hit a Nissan Maxima head-on, Tacoma police said.

John Bennett, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in Seattle.

Police responded to the accident around noon in the 1600 block of Marine View Drive. Traffic was blocked for several hours, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The driver said she had wrist soreness, but was otherwise uninjured.

Nothing at the scene indicated that drugs or alcohol were involved, Fulghum said.


Crash investigation on Marine View Drive blocks road

Tacoma fire crews have responded to a report of a car crashing into a power pole in the 4000 block of Marine View Drive.

The power lines are across the roadway. Crews have shut down Marine View Drive at the accident, Tacoma Fire spokesman Dan Crotty said.

Paramedics will be transporting one patient from the scene. The power company has been notified about the downed lines.

The crash was reported just after 2 p.m.