Semi-Truck Driver Dead in Crash on Berkeley Avenue [Tacoma, WA]

Semi-Truck Driver Dead in Crash on Berkeley Avenue [Tacoma, WA]
Semi-Truck Driver Dead in Crash on Berkeley Avenue [Tacoma, WA]

1 Dead after SUV Crash on Berkeley Avenue in Tacoma

Tacoma, WA (June 29, 2023) – Early Thursday morning, a driver died in a crash on Berkeley Avenue.

The crash on Berkeley Avenue happened at about 5:30 a.m. on June 29.

Reportedly, two armed robbery suspects in an SUV who were trying to get away from Lakewood Police slammed into a semi-truck near JBLM, killing its driver.

According to Tacoma police, at least five masked suspects robbed an employee and customer at a 7-Eleven at 3116 Sixth Avenue in Tacoma at 12:44 a.m. Thursday. Several of the suspects had handguns.

Around 5:30 a.m., a Lakewood officer spotted the suspects’ SUV in the Tillicum neighborhood and tried to pull it over, but the driver sped away. Seconds later, a semi-truck traveling southbound on the Berkeley Avenue overpass to I-5 was struck by the suspects’ SUV at high speed. The impact spun the tractor — or cab — of the tractor-trailer around, and the driver was ejected from the truck onto I-5 below.

EMS transported the semi-truck driver to a hospital where he was declared dead.

The robbery suspects in the SUV — two juvenile boys — were arrested. Their ages are not yet known. Both were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police are still looking for the three other robbery suspects.


We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased victim. May the bereaved find strength and comfort in this difficult time.


WHY SHOULD YOU FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM AFTER A FATAL CRASH ON BERKELEY AVENUE

The struggles of fatal road accident victims and their families are numerous and complex. Grief, emotional trauma, practical and financial consequences, and legal challenges can make it difficult for families to move forward and find a sense of closure after losing a loved one. Therefore, families need support from friends, family, mental health professionals, and legal experts to help them navigate these challenges and find a way to move forward.

The legal and financial damage that comes from unforeseen loss is tough to juggle in the midst of mourning. Yet, the days and months following such a tragedy are the most precarious. Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers says, “Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring justice for your loved one is achieved.”

Let our wrongful death attorneys hold those responsible accountable and shield you from further losses. We will exhaust every avenue of your case to obtain justice and compensation for your loss. Although we know nothing can take away your anguish and bring back your loved one, let us assist you in resolving the finer legal points.

If your family is experiencing a similar fatal crash on Berkeley Avenue in Tacoma, please call our offices now at (800) 674-7852, and let us help you with the legal process as soon as possible. Don’t worry; your consultation is confidential and free. Above all, you won’t pay a dime in any silly retainer fees. You can also reach us by email, talk to us on our live online chat, and text message us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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