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Driver killed after brake failure caused semi truck roll over, crash into building

KIRO Seattle logo KIRO Seattle 4/5/2021 KIRO 7 News Staff
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A truck driver died early Monday after a brake failure caused a semi to roll and crash into a building, Pierce County police said.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. near Waller Road and Pioneer Way in Waller.

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Officials said the truck had a brake failure when driving north on Waller Road. When the truck got to Pioneer Way, a steep hill, it rolled through the intersection and into the parking lot of a furniture warehouse.

The driver tried to avoid the building but the truck rolled and hit the building, police said.

The 45-year-old driver was killed in the crash.

Tow trucks began trying to get the semi truck out of the parking lot in the afternoon.

There were no other injuries.

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