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August 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Motor home brakes failed in Tacoma fatality

The Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. — A motor home that caused a fatality when it crashed down outdoor steps at the University of Washington-Tacoma had just been sold with a warning that it was not safe to drive.

Police found the bill of sale in the wreckage that said the 18-foot motor home should be towed.

The News Tribune reports 65-year-old Peggy Wilby of Shoreline had called her daughter and said she was trying to pull over because the brakes weren’t working.

Wilby was ejected and killed Monday as the runaway vehicle sped out of control.

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