Woman dies in early morning crash with tow truck in Tacoma

A woman died early Sunday when her SUV crashed with a tow truck in Tacoma, police said.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as 27-year-old Alexandria Shepherd of Tacoma.

A witness reported that the woman was driving at excessive speed when she hit the tow truck about 1:45 a.m. in the 9600 block of Yakima Avenue South, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

The tow truck had the green light at the intersection, when the SUV hit the front end of the truck, Cool said.

The woman died at the scene.

The tow truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Police had not determined if drugs or alcohol were involved.