Puyallup: Driver killed in 2-car crash early Tuesday

The Puyallup Police reported that a driver was killed in a two-car crash at Ninth Street Southwest and the exit ramp to eastbound state Route 512 early Tuesday.

Officer arrived at the intersection around 4:13 a.m. and found one of the drivers dead at the scene. The Puyallup Police Department Major Collision Response Team (MCRT) is conducting the collision investigation.

9th Street Southwest between 39th Avenue Southwest and South Hill Park Drive Southwest is closed in both directions as well as the exit ramp of EB SR 512 at 9th St. S.W. The South Hill Mall entrance off of 9th St. S.W. is also closed. The road closures are expected to last for several hours this morning as the investigation is conducted. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and seek an alternative route.

The state Department of Transportation estimates the intersection will not be opened to traffic until 9:30 a.m.