A Tacoma man is dead following a medical emergency and car crash involving four vehicles on state Route 7 Friday evening.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Edward S. Stahl, 64.
The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on SR 7, just south of 176th Street South in Spanaway, according to the Washington State Patrol.
No one else was injured.
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Stahl was driving a 1998 Honda Accord north on SR 7 while the other three vehicles involved were stopped at a red light at 176th Street. They were also headed northbound, according to the State Patrol.
It appears Stahl had a medical emergency, the State Patrol said. The Accord hit a stopped Dodge Ram pickup which then struck a Mitsubishi Outlander and a Volkswagon Jetta.
Stahl’s vehicle continued over a curb and came to rest in a grassy area on the east side of the highway, the State Patrol said.
All northbound lanes of SR 7 were blocked for two hours.