Suspected Tacoma bank robber dies following violent crash

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The black SUV from the Tacoma crash at 11th and J Street. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

The black SUV from the Tacoma crash at 11th and J Street. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

TACOMA — A suspected bank robber critically injured in a violent crash Tuesday afternoon in Tacoma has died, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said.

The man has not yet been identified.

According to witnesses, the suspect robbed a bank near the intersection of J Street and 11th Avenue Tuesday afternoon and jumped into a black SUV. The driver sped onto the street and was broadsided by a white van.

Three people in the van were injured in the crash. They were all alert, but in serious condition at the hospital, police said.

 

 

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