2 men killed in traffic crash near Tacoma

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say a sport utility vehicle crossed the center line on state Route 167 and struck an oncoming car head-on near Tacoma, killing both drivers.

KCPQ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/wWQx6R ) the crash happened Monday afternoon near 30th Avenue East.

The Washington State Patrol identified the driver of the SUV as 28-year-old Jerry Neal of Bonney Lake. The patrol says the vehicle was southbound when it crossed the center line and hit the northbound car head-on.

The driver of the car was identified as 30-year-old Gregory Stevens of Puyallup.

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Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13.trb.com/