A 20-year-old Puyallup woman died Tuesday after the car she was riding in was hit by another vehicle, rolled over and pinned the woman beneath the wreckage.
Ashley Hanson was in the front seat of her friend’s 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo as they traveled west on 96th Street East about 7 p.m.
Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer gave this account:
A 51-year-old woman in a Subaru heading north on Vickery Road stopped at the intersection’s stop sign. She did not see the other car and pulled out, causing the collision.
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Hanson’s friend, a 22-year-old Spanaway man, had the right-of-way.
The Monte Carlo rolled over and Hanson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car.
“The vehicle rolled over, pinning her under the car,” Troyer said.
Hanson was taken to Tacoma General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Troyer said the crash was particularly tragic because Hanson likely wouldn’t have died if she was wearing a seat belt.
The woman who caused the collision was not arrested and was not believed to be impaired.
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