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UPDATE: Moped Rider In Crash With University Place Deputy Reportedly Dies

The collision occurred outside University Place. The driver was hospitalized.

UPDATE: Moped Rider In Crash With University Place Deputy Reportedly Dies

UPDATE: The 62-year-old moped rider involved in the crash has died, according to The News Tribune.

Check back for more details.

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At approximately 7 p.m. this evening, West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 67th Avenue and Emerson Street in Tacoma.  The vehicles involved were a University Place Police Department deputy and a moped.

The driver of the moped was transported to a local area hospital by paramedics. CPR was in progress at the time of transport. The driver of the moped was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The deputy sustained minor injuries and self-extricated himself from the patrol car and was also transported to the hospital.

The crash is being investigated by Pierce County Sheriff’s Department at this time.

Patch will have more on this story later.

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