Published February 06, 2013
Four people injured in crash near Yelm TuesdayCHELSEA KROTZER; Staff writer
Four people were hurt after two cars collided on state Route 507 in Thurston County Tuesday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol. According to the State Patrol: Joshua R. Inouye-Clayton, 19, of Yelm was driving a 2001 Honda Civic south on state Route 507 near Manke Road as Karissa A. Beckman, 39, of Rainier was headed north in a 2011 GMC Yukon just after 4 p.m. Inouye-Clayton was going to take a left turn onto Manke Road and was hit by Beckman's GMC. Both vehicles were totalled and the drivers were taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital with injuries. Inouye-Clayton's passengers, 20-year-old Amanda R. Madigan of Lacey and 18-year-old Jessi Alonso of Yelm, were also injured and taken to the hospital. Beckman's 5-year-old son was a passenger in her car, but was not injured.Inouye-Clayton, beckman and Madigan were not wearing seatbelts. Troopers determined the cause of the crash was failing to yield. Charges are pending.