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Man killed in head-on crash in Tacoma is identified

A 44-year-old man who died Tuesday in a head-on crash in Tacoma has been identified as Dale Everett.

Police said Everett, from Fircrest, was traveling east on Center Street about 3 p.m. when he failed to go around a curve near the park and ride and just east of the Home Depot entrance.

Everett’s VW Passat went across the center line and hit a westbound vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver, a 74-year-old woman in a Hyundai Elantra, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

A third driver who rear-ended the woman’s car after it was hit by Everett was not injured.

The 4600 block of Center Street was closed until 7 p.m. while police investigated the collision.

It’s unclear why Everett failed to negotiate the turn in the road.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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