A Puyallup man killed Tuesday in a three-car crash on state Route 167 between Tacoma and Puyallup has been identified as 45-year-old Edwin Miller.
The driver who caused the wreck fled in a green Saturn Vue, which was found Wednesday outside Tacoma General Hospital. The vehicle was running.
Washington State Patrol troopers are trying to find the driver.
The collision happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 3900 block of River Road East, about 2 miles outside of Tacoma.
The State Patrol gave this account:
The Saturn was approaching River Road East from a private road and turned across state Route 167 to head south.
Miller, who was traveling north toward Gratzer Road, swerved to avoid the Saturn and hit the back of a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. Miller’s 1993 Toyota Camry spun across Tacoma-bound lanes and hit the guardrail.
A Jeep Compass then hit Miller’s car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 57-year-old woman driving the Jeep suffered serious injuries and was taken to Tacoma General Hospital. The 57-year-old Gig Harbor man driving the Chevrolet was not hurt. The investigation closed the road for nearly four hours.
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