Pierce Co, WA (June 23, 2021) - A Roy man suffered fatal injuries after colliding with a semi-truck in Pierce County on Monday, June 21.
The deadly crash reportedly took place on WA-7 near 304th Street that morning at around 7 a.m. According to the Washington State Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Michael A. Pacheco of Roy was traveling southbound on the highway at the time of the impact. His 2004 Mazda Tribute then crashed into a KW Construction truck.
The impact caused the Mazda to leave the roadway. Pacheco sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is in progress, and more information will be reported as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael A. Pacheco at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Washington
When it comes to freight delivery in the United States, commercial trucks are king, and these massive vehicles may represent a significant threat to passengers in passenger automobiles. When a car accident occurs, occupants in smaller cars are more likely to have life-threatening injuries, as evidenced by national accident data on the subject. Trucking accidents are recorded in excess of 500,000 times every year, resulting in thousands of fatalities. A tractor-trailer or semi-truck collision results in the death or serious injury of someone around every 15 seconds. Around 67% of fatal semi-truck incidents involved victims driving in their own personal vehicles in the year 2019. It is estimated that over 25% of fatal 18-wheeler accidents include truck drivers who had been penalized for speeding in the months prior to the collision.
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