Denilso Lopez Killed in Lakewood Collision on Interstate 5

Denilso Lopez
Denilso Lopez Killed in Lakewood Collision on Interstate 5

Lakewood, Washington (September 27, 2023) – Denilso Tomas Lopez, 18, of Shelton, was killed in an incident where a loose tire crashed into a van in the Lakewood area on Thursday morning, the Washington State Patrol said.

The fatal collision happened at about 5:35 a.m. September 21, on I-5 near Bridgeport Way.

The Washington State Patrol said a tire came off a vehicle and slammed through the windshield of a large van with eight occupants. 

Two occupants of the van, Denilso Tomas Lopez, 18, of Shelton, and Martin Mendoza Matias, 55, of Shelton, were hit by the tire and died at the scene.

One other party in the van, a 20-year-old man from Shelton, was injured and taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident.

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