Driver killed after brake failure caused semi truck roll over, crash into building

A truck driver died early Monday after a brake failure caused a semi to roll and crash into a building, Pierce County police said.

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The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. near Waller Road and Pioneer Way east of Tacoma. [DOWNLOAD: Free KIRO 7 News app for alerts as news breaks] Officials said the truck had a brake failure when driving north on Waller Road.

When the truck got to Pioneer Way, a steep hill, it rolled through the intersection and into the parking lot of a furniture warehouse. The driver tried to avoid the building but the truck rolled and hit the building, police said. The 45-year-old driver was killed in the crash.

Tow trucks began trying to get the semi truck out of the parking lot in the afternoon.

There were no other injuries.

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