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Tag: State Route 16


CLEARED: Crash blocking westbound SR 16 on ramp, right lane at Burnham Drive Northwest

UPDATE as of 10:55 p.m. All lanes are clear, according to the State Patrol.

INITIAL POST: An overturned trailer is blocking the on ramp and right lane of westbound state Route 16 at Burnham Drive Northwest, according to the State Patrol.

No one was hurt in the one-car crash.

Crews are working to clear the roadway.

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Boy, 9, dies day after allegedly impaired uncle crashed car in Purdy

A 9-year-old boy died tonight after he was ejected Saturday from a car driven by his uncle.

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Marce Edwards confirmed tonight that the boy has died. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet identified him.

The crash about 1:30 a.m. Saturday happened as the driver tried to exit from westbound state Route 16 to Purdy Drive, lost control, and flipped the vehicle, according to the State Patrol.

The 26-year-old Gig Harbor man admitted to drinking “too much” and using marijuana prior to driving, troopers said. His blood alcohol level was more than

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Firearms were different in non-injury drive-by shootings Sunday on SR 16 and I-5, troopers say

UPDATE as of 3:25 p.m. The State Patrol is treating the shootings as separate incidents, trooper Guy Gill said. The only connection between them is the similar times and close locations, he said.

INITIAL POST: A minivan shot on eastbound state Route 16 by North Jackson Avenue and a sedan shot on northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma Sunday were hit by different firearms, troopers said today.

No one was injured in either shooting.

The SR 16 shooting happened about 4:15 a.m. between North Jackson Avenue and the eastbound Tacoma Narrows bridge.

The full-size sedan was shot multiple times about 30

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State Patrol looking for witnesses to two Tacoma drive-by shootings, on SR 16 and I-5

The State Patrol is looking for witnesses to two drive-by shootings that happened in Tacoma early Sunday morning, one at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the other on northbound Interstate 5.

A minivan was hit about 4:15 a.m. while heading east on state Route 16 between the bridge and North Jackson Avenue, according to the State Patrol.

No one was injured.

About 30 minutes later, a full-size sedan was shot multiple times on northbound I-5 between South 56th Street and South 38th Street, troopers said.

No one was injured.

The State Patrol is still investigating whether the shootings are related,

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CLEARED: Brush fire shuts down ramp from eastbound State Route 16 to southbound Interstate 5

UPDATE as of 7:50 p.m.: Tacoma Fire says they’re leaving the brush fire between east SR 16 and south I-5, and that the ramp is reopened. The fire is under control.

7:13 p.m.: The fire is just about under control, and the ramp should reopen in about 15 minutes, according to Tacoma Fire. Construction workers saw a blaze at the same location late this morning from where they were working, and were able to put it out with a fire extinguisher, according to Tacoma Fire. Officials were called back to the scene about 6:30 p.m. No one was injured, and the cause

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CLEARED: Collision blocking lane of westbound SR 16 at east end of Tacoma Narrows Bridge

UPDATE: All lanes are open.

INITIAL POST: A rollover collision on westbound State Route 16 at the east end of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is blocking the left lane, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation at 4:34 p.m. WSDOT traffic cameras show vehicles backed up to at least the South Union Avenue ramp.

One vehicle carrying a 25-foot travel trailer was involved in the collision, and there is minor injury, Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.