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He had a heart attack before the crash. Driver in fatal SR 410 accident identified

A 61-year-old man who had a heart attack that caused him to crash into a barrier on state Route 410 has been identified.

Joseph Mendoza of Bonney Lake struck a cable barrier about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday. A passerby spotted his 1996 Toyota 4Runner just west of 166th Street East in Sumner and called for help.

Mendoza was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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