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'Just wish I could see him again:' Young sons of Fife crash victim share memories of dad

Tanner Munden, 38, died after his silver sedan was rear-ended, leading to a chain reaction crash in Fife on Monday, March 13, 2017. (Photo: Munden family)

FIFE, Wash. - The mother and two young sons of a 38-year-old man killed in a car crash in Fife Monday are speaking out about the man he was.

Tanner Munden, 38, died after his silver sedan was rear-ended Monday, leading to a chain reaction crash in Fife.

Fife Police say the driver who caused the crash was likely speeding.

“I love him very much,” Tanner’s son Ethan, 11, said. “I just wish I could see him again.”

Ethan said his dad loved playing games. He took the kids on trips, made sure they got to doctor appointments on time, and helped them pursue their passions.

Tanner had three children; a 14-year-old daughter, and two sons, 13 and 11. He was a single dad and basically raised the two boys by himself.

“He was the best,” Tyler, 13, said. “He wouldn’t go anywhere without a plan.”

Tyler battled leukemia as a young boy, and his father helped him beat it. Tyler remembers the nights Tanner spent at his hospital bedside, comforting him.

“He was their best friend,” Tanner’s mother Debbie Munden said. “It’s just such a loss.”


Debbie says she’s not angry at the moment. That emotion may come, but right now she’s focused on her grandsons. She plans to take care of them for the time being.

She says many people have reached out to offer the family support, and that means so much.

Fife Police are currently investigating whether or not that driver was under the influence. No arrests have been made.

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