An 18-year-old Orting man who was seriously injured Sunday after crashing his vehicle on state Route 162 fell asleep behind the wheel, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The accident happened about 1:30 a.m. when the man’s Mazda left the eastbound lane and hit a power pole.
Investigators said drugs or alcohol did not play a role in the crash.
The man is listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said this afternoon. Friends reported that he suffered a partially collapsed lung and broken bones in his arm and pelvis.