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Tag: racing

Aug.
12th

Two charged after race across Narrows Bridge results in injury crash

Pierce County prosecutors have charged two men in connection with a high-speed race on state Route 16 near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge last month that ended in a crash and left two bystanders injured.

Prosecutors allege Richard Hernandez Vadillo, 21, and Peter F. Hungate, 54, raced eastbound from the Narrows Bridge toll plaza. They crossed the bridge at speeds between 85 and 100 mph the night of July 1, court documents state. Vadillo was driving a black BMW; Hungate a white Porsche.

When Vadillo tried to pass the Porsche near Jackson Avenue, he struck the back of a gold Honda

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