Martin Matias Among 2 Killed in Lakewood Crash on I-5
Lakewood, Washington (September 27, 2023) – Martin Mendoza Matias, 55, of Shelton, was among two people who were killed in a crash involving a loose tire in the Lakewood area on Thursday morning, according to a report by the Washington State Patrol.
The wreck took place at about 5:35 a.m. September 21, on Interstate 5 near Bridgeport Way.
The WSP said a tire came off an unknown vehicle and crashed through the windshield of a large van. The van was carrying eight people at the time accident.
Two occupants of the van, Matias and Denilso Tomas Lopez, 18, of Shelton, were hit by the tire.
The two died at the scene.
One other occupant, a 20-year-old Shelton man, was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for treatment of his injuries.
The WSP is investigating the accident.
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