Woman killed in DuPont car crash

Pierce County first responders parked along Nisqually Road. (Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

A 21-year-old woman was killed after her car went off-road and hit a tree in DuPont.

According to witnesses, the woman tried to pass a large truck towing a trailer along Nisqually Rd SW, but lost control of her SUV near the bend above the Nisqually River. This stretch does not have jersey barriers, and the driver went off-road and down an embankment, crashing into a tree.

Deputies and fire personnel arrived and located the car, then pulled it up with a tow truck.

The woman was declared dead at the scene.

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