Two die in Washington state after driver loses control of SUV

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Two people are dead after a driver lost control of an SUV and went off a cliff in Washington state.

The Tacoma News Tribune reported Tuesday that a male driver and a female passenger died in the accident near DuPont.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says the crash about 18 miles (29 kilometers) south of Tacoma occurred around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when the 2014 BMV SUV went over the cliff and hit a tree.

Police say there were no skid marks or other indications the driver slowed before veering off the road.

Authorities have not identified the victims, but say that at 3 p.m. emergency workers were still trying to extricate the man and woman from the wreckage several hundred feet below the road.