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ALL CLEAR: Overnight crash blocks Meridian in Graham

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 22, 2011 at 5:43 am with No Comments »
December 22, 2011 1:33 pm

UPDATED at 12:11 a.m.

Both directions of Meridian in Graham have been reopened after an overnight crash, the state DOT and Washington State Patrol report.

The crash took out a power pole and left power lines on the roadway. Utility crews spent several hours this morning fixing the issue.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a car heading northbound on Meridian left the roadway at 299th Street East and hit a power pole just after 12:45 a.m.

The three teenagers inside the vehicle were injured.

The 18-year-old driver and one of his passengers, a 17-year-old Puyallup boy, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, troopers reported. Another passenger, a 18-year-old man from California, was transported to Tacoma General Hospital.

Troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The driver, who is a Puyallup resident, has been released from the hospital and booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault, troopers reported.

The car, a 2005 Subraru WRX, was totaled.

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