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Man dies after losing control of truck, hitting several trees near Eatonville

A man who died Saturday after losing control of his pickup and hitting at least three trees near Eatonville has been identified.

Torry Durels, 28 of Eatonville, was found in a Dodge Ram 2500 just before 2 a.m.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were called to the collision near Alder Cutoff Road and 472nd Street East and found the truck’s front end in a ditch.

There were prominent tire marks on the west side of the road and two downed trees in the road. The pickup had extensive damage and the truck-bed box was ripped off.

Durels was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are unsure what caused Durels to lose control of the truck. The investigation is ongoing.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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