THURSTON COUNTY: Patrol says 3 injured after driver fails to stop

tmcgee@theolympian.comJuly 9, 2013 

Three people were injured shortly after midnight Monday when a driver failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of state Route 510 and Yelm Highway SE, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.

According to the release:

Terry Pomeroy, 37, of Yelm was driving a white 2001 Ford Crown Victoria north on Yelm Highway approaching the intersection at state Route 510 when he failed to stop and hit a black 2004 Hyundai Sonata traveling east on 510.

The driver of the Sonata was Brian Kunkel, 33, of Great Falls, Mont.

Pomeroy was injured and taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. His car was totalled. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Kunkel was not injured, but passengers Ronald Kunkel, 63, and Mary Kunkel, 58, were taken to Providence St .Peter Hospital. His vehicle was also totalled. The driver and both passengers in the Hyundai were wearing seat belts.

The cause of the crash was failure to stop, according to the State Patrol release, and charges were pending.

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