A man from Tacoma crashed into a vehicle, a pedestrian on I-5 on Sunday

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According to a Washington state patrol, a 22-year-old man from Tacoma faces two counts of assault on a car after he crashed into a parked car and a pedestrian on South I-5 on Sunday morning.

The pedestrian, a 37-year-old Spanaway woman, was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Tacoma. Also, a 22-year-old boy is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Around 3:10 a.m. Sunday, a man from Tacoma and a second car headed south near Portland Avenue in a construction area that was cut to one lane. Meanwhile, a third car was parked in the area, and a Spanaway woman was standing outside.

According to police, a man from Tacoma crashed into a second car, then swerved and knocked down a parked car and a woman. According to the State Patrol, an unidentified second car left the scene.

A man from Tacoma and a 27-year-old Tumwater man in a parked car were also injured and taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

All lanes of the southern I-5 traffic were blocked for three and a half hours during the investigation, the State Patrol reports.

This story was originally published March 6, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Rolf has been with The Olympian since August 2005. It covers the latest news, the city of Lacey and business for the newspaper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.

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