One Dead in Violent Head-on Crash

Head-on crash on rural Pierce County road kills one driver and sends the other to the hospital.

Lake Tapps, WA: Crews with East Pierce Fire and Rescue and Pierce County Sheriff's Department responded around 4p.m. to a reported head-on collision between two vehicles on 218th Ave E and 40th St E.

Emergency crews arrived to find two pick up trucks with extensive damage to the fronts of their vehicles and upgraded the call to a physical rescue.

One driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital in unknown condition.

Pierce County Sheriff's department is investigating the cause of the collision.

At this time it's unknown if alcohol/drugs or speed was a factor.