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Deputy among 5 injured in crash near Orting

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm |
January 14, 2013 11:35 pm

UPDATE as of 10:54 p.m. The State Patrol says six people were injured in the crash. A 36-year-old Orting man stopped to turn left onto 144th Street East in a tan 2004 Kia Sedona van, with three passengers between the ages of six and 13, according to the State Patrol. An 18-year-old Orting man slowed a maroon 2000 two-door Ford Mustang he was driving, which was pushed into the van when it was hit by a white four-door 2009 Ford Crown Victoria driven by a 28-year-old Orting man, according to the State Patrol. All six people involved were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

INITIAL POST: A King County Sheriff’s Deputy was among five people injured in a three-car crash near Orting tonight, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. at state Route 162 and 144th Street East.

The injuries were non life-threatening, State Patrol trooper Guy Gill said.

SR 162 was closed near the crash in both directions until about 9:30 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

Further details about the crash were not immediately available.

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