One dead after car crashes into a pole in Tacoma, investigation underway

Tacoma Police Department

Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened in South Tacoma on Saturday.

According to the Tacoma Police Department (TPD), at around 2:00 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of S 56th St. and S Washington St. for reports of a crash. 

When firefighters and officers arrived, a driver was found dead inside a car that had crashed into a light pole. 

Investigators closed down the intersection to determine what led up to the crash. At the time, they were asking drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

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