Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car on Highway 161 near County Dump Road in Tacoma
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.
— Trooper John Dattilo (@wspd1pio) November 2, 2023
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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