Pierce County medical examiners identified a man killed Friday in a crash on state Route 167 in Puyallup, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide.
Steven Bruce Tew, 60, of Buckley, was killed in the accident, medical examiners said.
Tew was a passenger in an Isuzu pickup going southbound on Route 167 near the intersection with state Route 512 when it hit a stationary Nissan SUV in front of it about 4:10 p.m. Friday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The Nissan hit a Chevrolet pickup in front of it.
Tew was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
The Isuzu’s driver, a 55-year-old Tacoma man, was high at the time of the crash, WSP trooper Todd Bartolac said Sunday. The man was arrested and held on suspicion of vehicular homicide, and has not yet been arraigned.
The people in the Nissan — a 45-year-old woman, a 13-year-old girl and a 1-year-old girl, all from Milton — were taken to Tacoma hospitals. No updates on their conditions were available.
The Chevrolet’s driver was uninjured.