Tacoma, WA (August 13, 2021) - A local man and his wife lost their lives following a two-vehicle accident in the Tacoma area on Saturday, August 7.
The deadly crash occurred at the 7200 block of Yakima Avenue late that night at around 11:30 p.m. Local reports revealed that 63-year-old James Wagner of Tacoma and his wife were traveling south in a 2001 Plymouth Neon at the time of the crash. Authorities reported that a 21-year-old man driving a Nissan was traveling at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light near S. 72nd Street, crashing into the Plymouth.
Wagner’s vehicle was pushed into a fence, causing both occupants to suffer fatal injuries. They were pronounced dead at the scene by attending paramedics. The 21-year-old driver was arrested for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of James Wanger and his wife at this time.
Deadly High-Speed Accidents in Tacoma WA
When a collision happens, the speed at which a motorist is driving is critical. When a car exceeds the speed limit and crashes, the outcome is almost usually more catastrophic injuries. One of the habits linked to an increased risk of a catastrophic vehicle accident is speeding. Every year, tens of thousands of people are murdered in high-speed collisions in the United States. Speeding drivers are responsible for thousands of deaths each year, accounting for almost one-third of all road fatalities in the United States during the previous two decades.
Those who have lost a loved one as a result of an unplanned accident caused by someone else's negligence may be faced with unexpected expenses and other losses, and the healing process may be difficult for those who have lost a family member. After suffering a terrible event, a person's natural impulse is to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is generally the last thing on their mind. A Tacoma personal injury lawyer with experience managing wrongful death cases may increase the chances of your claim being successful.
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If you or a loved one has been killed in an accident, our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those who have been harmed. For a free consultation, please contact us right away. With our help, you'll be able to hold the individual who caused the disaster responsible for their actions.
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