Off-duty King County sheriff's deputy seriously injured in crash

TACOMA -- An off-duty King County sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash near Frederickson on Monday, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer confirmed Tuesday night.

The accident involving the 47-year-old deputy occurred about 5 p.m. Monday in the 7500 block of 176th Street East, Troyer said, confirming a report in The News Tribune of Tacoma.

The unidentified deputy remains in critical condition in the hospital, while investigators are still looking for witnesses to the crash, which may have involved a white van making a U-turn  in front of the motorcycle, Troyer said.

Skid marks indicated the King County deputy stopped abruptly, investigators said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department at 253-798-4721.