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Olympia man arrested Tuesday night after injury hit-and-run accident on Yelm Highway

Post by News Tribune Staff on June 24, 2009 at 12:46 pm with No Comments »
June 24, 2009 12:46 pm

Got this from the State Patrol. I deleted the name of the suspect because we generally don’t name them when they are arrested. We wait until they are charged by prosecutors.

Olympia Man Arrested for Vehicular Assault and Hit and Run

A 4-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Hospital yesterday with serious injuries to his face after an Olympia man lost control of his wagon striking the SUV the young boy was a passenger in. The man fled the scene.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. last night 34 year-old (name deleted) of Olympia was driving his 1999 Subaru Legacy Wagon eastbound on Yelm Highway in Thurston County at Normandy Road when he lost control of his vehicle.

He was driving in the center turn lane when he lost control and went into the eastbound lane of traffic hitting a 1992 Isuzu Amigo driven by 30 year-old Jeffrey M. Carroll of Olympia. Carroll’s vehicle left the road hitting a metal fence and rolled coming to rest on its roof. (The suspect’s) vehicle crossed into westbound lanes, left the road and struck a fence coming to rest in a parking lot.

(The suspect) left the scene, running up the Chehalis Western Trail and was found minutes later at the Mountain View Vet Clinic. Carroll had two young passengers in his Isuzu, a 10-year-old male of Olympia and a 4 year-old male, also from Olympia.

The 4 year-old male was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. Carroll and the 10-year-old male were transported to St. Peter Hospital with minor injuries. All were wearing proper safety restraints. (The suspect) was treated for injuries at the scene and booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of Vehicular Assault and Felony Hit and Run.

The roadway was closed for 4

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