A 26-year-old man died Monday night after the car he was driving crashed into a disabled vehicle on state Route 512 in Puyallup.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Christopher Garcia of Puyallup.
Garcia was driving a 1995 Nissan pickup west on Route 512 about 9:20 p.m. when he struck a disabled 1987 GMC dump truck just east of 31st Avenue.
Two men in the dump truck, a 19-year-old from Fircrest and an 18-year-old from Tacoma, were not injured. They both wore seat belts.
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Garcia also was wearing a seat belt but died in the crash.
Troopers said the wreck was caused by inattentive driving and Garcia possibly fell asleep behind the wheel.
Route 512 was closed for nearly three hours while troopers investigated the accident.
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