A tragic two-vehicle accident that happened in Tacoma resulted in two deaths, local news outlets reported. A 15-year-old boy was also injured as a result.
The crash took place just before 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday. The vehicles collided at the intersection of South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue. No other vehicles were involved.
Speed Behind Fiery Accident, Officials Say
According to a report from the Tacoma Police Department (TPD) Spokesperson, a vehicle traveling eastbound on South 38th Street was seen driving “at a high rate of speed” as a man traveled northbound on Pacific Avenue. The speeding vehicle crashed into the car traveling on Pacific Avenue before hitting a pole and catching fire. Officials believe the man driving on Pacific Avenue had a green light at the time of the crash.
Two of the occupants in the fiery car died at the scene while a 15-year-old passenger was injured. A witness said he helped to pull the teenager out from the burning vehicle.
The boy suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The ages of the two victims were not released.
Officials told news outlets that speed was a factor in the accident but they were not sure whether the speeding vehicle was racing. They do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
Deadly Accidents On The Rise
As we reported recently, fatal accidents continue to concern law enforcement agencies across the state. Speeding and intoxicated driving remain some of the most common factors behind the increase in deadly accidents.
As officials investigate the Tacoma two-car accident, we hope drivers across the state are doing their part to avoid similar accidents by never drinking and driving and paying close attention to speed limits.
Follow road rules and stay safe.
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