A 74-year-old Olympia man died when the semi truck he was driving tipped over on State Route 167 southbound near the ramp to eastbound State Route 410 in Pierce County this afternoon, a State Patrol spokesman said.
The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, showed no signs of obvious major trauma, and the driver’s area of the truck was intact, State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill said. That led responders to believe his death could have been related to a medical condition. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office will make an official determination of the cause of death.
Update: A 74-year-old man from Olympia was killed in the collision. We are thinking it could have been a medical incident that caused it.
— Trooper Guy Gill (@wspd1pio) September 26, 2013
No other vehicles were involved in the collision, and no one else was injured, Gill said. Impairment is not suspected, he said.
The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of pumpkins and apples, which had to be offloaded from the trailer before it could be righted, Gill said.