Kimberly Monica Rokpeter has died in a fatal Pierce County car crash that occurred on Thursday, November 25, 2021. It happened on Interstate 5 in Tacoma at about 2:20 a.m. when the Lexus that Kimberly was a back seat passenger in was struck by a Jeep in the back.
According to official reports, both the Lexus and the Jeep Wrangler were traveling south on I 5 when the Jeep struck the rear of the Lexus.
Kimberly was left with severe injuries to which she ultimately succumbed while the driver and a front passenger were hospitalized with injuries.
The driver of the Jeep, a 25-year-old woman, fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle later. She was later apprehended and faces charges including DUI.
The accident remains under investigation.