A Tacoma man was killed late Tuesday after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and his SUV was hit by a speeding car near Port Orchard, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Noe Hernandez-Larios, 41, was traveling east on state Route 16 when he apparently fell asleep about five miles east of Port Orchard.
His SUV veered off the highway and came to a stop in the road just before midnight, troopers said. Moments later, a car heading east on state Route 16 hit Hernandez-Larios’ vehicle.
Troopers said the 29-year-old Bremerton man driving the car was speeding.
That driver was not hurt, but a 25-year-old woman and 4-year-old girl in the car were taken to Tacoma General Hospital with unknown injuries.
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