Fatal collision at fireworks stand near Tacoma

TACOMA — A motorcycle rider was fatally injured in a collision Wednesday with a minivan turning into a fireworks stand on Highway 167 near Tacoma.

The Washington State Patrol says 31-year-old Eric Markle of Tacoma was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time. He died at the scene.

The driver of the minivan and an adult passenger were taken to a hospital with injuries. Two children in the minivan, ages 3 and 5, were not hurt.

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