Crime

Man killed in 4-vehicle crash in Fife is identified

A man killed Monday in a chain-reaction crash in Fife has been identified as Tanner Munden.

The 38-year-old Puyallup man was stopped at a red light when a car rear-ended his and sent it into the back of another car, which hit a rental truck.

Munden was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash took place about 1 p.m. on southbound 70th Avenue East near Valley Avenue East.

Police said the driver who caused the wreck moved into the right lane on 70th Avenue to pass slower cars, but at Valley Avenue East, the right lane becomes a turn-only lane.

The man swerved back into the left lane and hit Munden’s car, setting off the chain-reaction crash.

The car of the man who caused the crash was thrown across 70th Avenue and ended up in oncoming traffic, facing southbound.

Pierce County prosecutors will decide whether to charge the driver.

Investigators closed 70th Avenue from 26th Street East to Valley Avenue East until 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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