Deputy Responding to Shots Fired Call Hits Vehicle, Kills Driver in Parkland
Parkland,WA: At 12:58 p.m., a deputy was responding priority call where shots were reportedly fired. The deputy was responding to the call with lights and sirens westbound on 112th approaching Pacific Avenue South in Parkland.
As the deputy was responding on the left side of traffic approaching the intersection, the driver of a small Honda Civic attempted to make a left turn in front of the deputy.
The deputy was unable to avoid the Honda and crashed into the driver side of the vehicle. The force of the impact pushed the vehicle over 50 feet.
The vehicle was occupied by three people all born in the 1980s according to Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Detective Troyer states that the female driver of the Honda was pronounced deceased on the scene. The two other occupants were transported with minor to moderate injuries. The deputy is not injured but very distraught. The deputy is with peer support at this time.
State patrol will be handling the collision investigation.