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Man fatally struck by car and then hit again by SUV in South Tacoma

Police investigate fatal hit-and-run on Hosmer Street

Police investigate a fatal hit-and-run between and pedestrian and two cars. Both cars left the scene.
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Police investigate a fatal hit-and-run between and pedestrian and two cars. Both cars left the scene.

A man was killed Friday night in South Tacoma after two vehicles hit him and then drove off.

The incident occurred around 9 p.m. on South Hosmer Street at South 90th Street.

The man was crossing Hosmer when he was first struck by a white sedan, according to Tacoma police. He was then struck by a white SUV.

“Both fled the scene,” said police spokeswoman Loretta Cool.

The man, 68, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Numerous businesses line Hosmer and detectives will be checking video surveillance for the suspects, Cool said.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune for 20 years as a reporter, editor and photographer. He previously worked at The Olympian and at other newspapers in Nevada and California.
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