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Motorcyclist crashes after failing to stop at light

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WSPPIERCE COUNTY — A motorcyclist died Monday night after failing to stop at a red light and slamming into a car, the Washington State Patrol said.

Tristan Newton, 27, was driving a 1993 Honda CBR-900 south on State Route 7 near 204th Street near Tacoma when he failed to stop at a red light. He struck a 1995 Toyota Camry driven by a 50-year-old man who was turning northbound on State Route 7.

Newton was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the crash.


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