1 dead in crash on State Route 7 in Spanaway

1 dead in crash on State Route 7 in Spanaway

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A motorcyclist died Friday afternoon in a crash on State Route 7 in Spanaway, a Washington State Patrol officer said.

The crash happened after 2 p.m. north of 8th Avenue East on SR 7.

Troopers said the motorcyclist was headed north on the highway when a van going southbound turned left into a parking lot, colliding with the motorcyclist.

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The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van was not injured.

The crash caused the northbound lanes to be blocked for three hours, a trooper said.

The crash is under investigation.