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Driver dies after crash into pole that injured 3 passengers — 2 men in 20s and girl, 13

A tow truck loads the car that crashed into a pole around 3:15 a.m. Monday on Tacoma Avenue North. Three people were injured in the wreck.
A tow truck loads the car that crashed into a pole around 3:15 a.m. Monday on Tacoma Avenue North. Three people were injured in the wreck. phaley@thenewstribune.com

A 25-year-old man who crashed his car into a pole in Tacoma last week has died.

Tyler Vandergriend was traveling west on North Tacoma Avenue when he lost control of his car on a curve near Annie Wright School and it hit a pole.

The crash happened about 3:15 a.m. on June 25.

Vandergriend was taken to the hospital with critical injuries and later died.

A 13-year-old girl in the backseat suffered minor injuries. Two other passengers, both men in their 20s, suffered serious injuries.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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