2 injured because of ‘improper backing’

ckrotzer@theolympian.comJune 26, 2013 

Two Thurston County men were injured in a crash north of Shelton on Tuesday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Astagfarr Ahmath, 23, of Olympia was driving a 1997 Honda CRV north on state Route 3, one mile north of Shelton, when he missed a turn at 10:22 a.m.

Ahmath allegedly tried to turn around and backed over an embankment. He was injured and flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Ahmath’s passenger, 30-year-old Philip Estes of Lacey, was injured and taken to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.

The cause of the crash was determined to be improper backing. Charges were under consideration.

ckrotzer@theolympian.com

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