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Police seek truck involved in road-rage incident before fatal crash in Federal Way

Federal Way police are seeking the driver of this vehicle, which may have been involved in a road-rage incident prior to a fatal car crash Friday.
Federal Way police are seeking the driver of this vehicle, which may have been involved in a road-rage incident prior to a fatal car crash Friday. City of Federal Way

Federal Way police are seeking a driver who they suspect was involved in a road-rage incident that occurred shortly before a fatal crash Friday.

Police say a man in his 60s crashed into a tree near 312th Street and Pacific Highway South just before 9 a.m. Friday. No other vehicles were involved, and the man died despite efforts to revive him, according to police.

Authorities say the man might have suffered a serious medical incident that caused him to lose consciousness and veer off the roadway.

Investigators now are seeking information on a vehicle that might have been part of a road-rage episode just prior to the crash. Witnesses reported seeing an older, black Chevy pickup truck — possibly with a silver-colored tool box in the rear bed — just before the fatal wreck.

The truck had a San Francisco 49ers sticker in its rear window, witnesses said.

Anyone with information about the black pickup truck or its driver is asked to submit a tip anonymously online via safecityfw.com, or by email to Keith.Pon@cityoffederalway.com.

Melissa Santos: 360-357-0209, @melissasantos1

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