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Driver charged after vehicle crosses over SR 162

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on July 15, 2012 at 11:29 am |
July 15, 2012 11:29 am

A Puyallup man faces vehicular assault charges following an early morning injury accident on State Route 162 near South Hill.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the 53-year-old man’s eastbound Toyota crossed over the median and collided head on with a two-door Pontiac traveling westbound. The driver of that car, a 41-year-old Auburn woman, was taken to Tacoma General with injuries. Her four passengers, including three minors, were taken there as a precaution.

The driver of the wrong-way car was also injured and taken to Tacoma General. Police blame alcohol for the accident and are charging him with vehicular assault.

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