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Tag: Sumner-Buckley Highway


Man killed in Friday afternoon crash identified

A man killed Friday afternoon in a one-car crash on the Sumner-Buckley Highway has been identified as Michael Tillett.

Tillett, 50, was a resident of Buckley, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office reported today.

Tillett died about 4 p.m. Friday when his Jeep went off the road in the 27600 block of the Sumner-Buckley Highway and rolled several times before stopping in a field.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department was investigating.


Man charged with deadly crash near Buckley

Pierce County prosecutors are charging an 18-year-old man with vehicular homicide today after his pickup truck crashed, killing one friend and injuring two others, Saturday night near Buckley.

Jacob Lee was arraigned this afternoon with one count of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicle assault. His bail was raised to $100,000 and he was taken into custody, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Derrick A. Laiblin, 21, died at the scene of the crash in the 28800 block of the Sumner-Buckley Highway about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Two others suffered broken arms and internal injuries.

Charging documents indicate

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Young man killed, another under arrest after crash near Buckley

A 21-year-old man from Lake Tapps was killed Saturday night when the truck he was riding in crashed along the Sumner-Buckley Highway East just outside of Buckley.

Derrick A. Laiblin died at the scene of the crash. Three others were also injured and taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Deputies have arrested the 18-year-old driver on suspicion of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. The Enumclaw resident was hospitalized from injuries related to the one-vehicle crash, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

According to reports, four young people were riding in a Ford pickup truck about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The truck was

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