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Driver killed after his speeding SUV leaves Pacific Avenue near Highway 512, rolls over and lands on lot full of cars

Post by News Tribune Staff on May 24, 2009 at 6:56 am | No Comments »
May 24, 2009 6:56 am

The fatal accident happened early this morning in Parkland. The Washington State Patrol sent out this news release.


One man dead in roll-over collision on State Route 7


Pierce Co-On 5-24-09 at 3:35 AM, State Troopers responded to a one vehicle roll-over collision on State Route 7 near State Route 512. Upon arrival Troopers observed a heavily damaged 2003 Jeep Cherokee still running on top of some cars parked in a car lot.


The Jeep was driven by 33 year-old Anthony T. McDonald of Renton. McDonald was driving northbound on SR 7 approaching SR 512 at a high rate of speed. The Jeep left the roadway, rolled over, and came to rest on top of some cars parked at the Parkland Chevrolet dealership.


Tragically McDonald was ejected form the vehicle and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at the collision scene.


Troopers are currently investigating the circumstances around this collision and it is unknown at this time if alcohol and/or drugs were involved. There’s a large amount of property damage involved with this collision and State Troopers will be on scene investigating for several hours.


And the state Department of Transportation says northbound lanes of Pacific Avenue are blocked, so traffic is being rerouted onto 112th Street.


WSDOT Alert – Update


DATE/TIME: May 24, 2009, 6:35 a.m.

DESCRIPTION: A serious-injury rollover collision blocks the northbound lanes of SR 7. Northbound traffic is being diverted off SR 7 at 112th Street East.

LOCATION: Northbound SR 7, at milepost 52, Tacoma, Pierce County

START: May 24, 2009, 3:45 a.m.

Est. END: Unknown

OTHER: Please contact Washington State Patrol for further details. WSP is on scene conducting an investigation. Updates will be provided as the situation changes.

CONTACT: Emily Pace, WSDOT Communications, 360-507-1854


DISCLAIMER: The Washington State Department of Transportation provides this information as a public service. It is based on currently available information. Motorists are reminded that weather and road conditions can change rapidly and should plan accordingly. For current traveler information, please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or call 5-1-1

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