Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car on Highway 161 near County Dump Road in Tacoma

Tacoma Pedestrian Accident
1 Killed in Tacoma Pedestrian Accident on Highway 161 near County Dump Rd

Tacoma, Washington (November 2, 2023) – A pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Thursday night in Tacoma.

The fatal auto-pedestrian accident happened on Highway 161 at milepost 21.01 near County Dump Road at around 8:25 p.m., according to the Washington State Patrol.

A vehicle is reported to have struck a pedestrian on the roadway in unclear circumstances.

The unidentified pedestrian was killed in the accident.

More details about the accident were not released.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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