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EVERETT – A man believed to have been in his 50s died Saturday hours after police officers pulled him from a burning truck, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

A police officer found the man in the truck fire about 4 a.m. in the 2800 block of Broadway. Another officer arrived and the two pulled the man from the burning truck, but not before he suffered severe burn injuries, Goetz said.

The man was taken to Providence Everett Medical Center Colby Campus. Information about the man was not available Saturday.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call the Everett Police Department tip line at 425-257-8450.

A 31-year-old Bothell man died on I-5 on Friday morning when a pair of tires came loose off a truck, crossed the freeway and collided with the van he was riding in.

The accident happened about 10:40 a.m. in Tukwila, as John Ellis rode in the front passenger seat of a van being driven by another Bothell resident, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Two tires came off the left side of a northbound truck and trailer. The tires crossed the freeway and struck the front passenger side. Ellis died at the scene, the State Patrol said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

From Herald staff reports

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