Deputies: Woman killed in crash by suspected DUI driver in University Place

Pierce County deputies arrested a man suspected of a DUI crash that killed a 65-year-old woman in University Place.

Deputies were called to the crash at 35th St and Grandview Drive W around 5:51 p.m., advised that one of the people involved in the crash was dead.

According to authorities, the 21-year-old suspect was in a large SUV speeding south down Grandview Drive. A car in front of him was slowing to make a turn onto 35th St, so the man reportedly swerved into oncoming lanes, clipping the car and swinging around onto 35th.

The SUV swung around the corner and crashed into a sedan at the stop sign. The sheriff’s office said the 65-year-old woman in the sedan was killed in the collision.

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Deputies said the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.

The man has been charged with vehicular homicide.