UPDATE: The woman has been identified as 34-year-old Christine Pedro, of Tacoma, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
INITIAL POST: A woman was killed and a man suffered serious injuries in a rollover crash Sunday morning after fleeing from a traffic violation in Milton, police said.
Milton police Sgt. Nils Luckman said an officer spotted the car driving erratically at 4:47 a.m. in 1500 block of Taylor Street.
“Our officer got behind it,” he said. “(The vehicle) was in the oncoming lane and was all over the road.”
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The officer followed the car for a few blocks, Luckman said, before the car went into a ditch, rolled four or five times and came to a rest at the corner of 10th Avenue and Porter Way.
The female passenger was thrown from the vehicle about 100 feet, Luckman said.
East Pierce Fire & Rescue arrived about 5 a.m. and worked for about 30 minutes to free the driver, a man who had been pinned inside the car.
Both the man and woman were taken to a hospital, where the woman later died, East Pierce Fire & Rescue said.
The man was in surgery as of noon.