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Tire Blowout Accident Claims the Life of Dump Truck Driver in Kent, Washington

Kent, Washington – An incident occurred in Kent on Wednesday, resulting in the loss of a male dump truck driver’s life. The Washington State Patrol has provided preliminary details regarding this accident.

The incident unfolded on the ramp from Willis Street (State Route 516) to northbound State Route 167. According to Preliminary findings, the driver lost control of his dump truck after a tire blowout, causing it to go out of control and crash on northbound State Route 167 near Willis Street.

The dump truck, which was transporting mud, suffered significant damage during the incident, resulting in a mud spill onto the ramp.

Authorities identified the driver as  Jeffrey A. Still, 54, of Gig Harbor.

No further information was immediately available.

Investigation Needs to Determine Cause of Tire Blowout Leading to Truck Driver’s Death

Following a tire failure accident, the cause of the tire failure must be determined. If the tire failed because it was defective or because it was improperly repaired or maintained by a third-party contractor, the family may have a right to bring a wrongful death claim against the wrongdoers and hold them accountable for the death caused by this crash.

Manufacturing defects are often not considered by a family following the death of a loved one in a tire blowout accident. However, tires fail because of defects all the time. We are currently handling cases in Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, and New Mexico involving commercial steer axle tire failures caused by defects. This is a real problem. Real people are being killed every day in accidents caused by defective tires. Manufacturers must be held accountable to prevent these accidents from continuing.

To determine if this tire failure was caused by a manufacturing defect, the tire must be inspected by trained professionals. If the tire proves defective, the Still family should be provided a right to hold the manufacturer responsible for the unexpected passing of their loved one.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle accidents.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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