SHELTON — Two people were injured Friday night near Shelton when a car veered to avoid a Mason County Sheriffs Office vehicle on the shoulder and collided with an oncoming car, the Washington State Patrol reported.
According to a State Patrol news release:
About 8:40 p.m., a Mason County sheriffs vehicle, emergency lights activated, was on the shoulder of northbound state Route 3 south of Shelton while a deputy attended to a disabled vehicle. A 47-year-old Shelton woman, Denise OBerry, northbound on SR 3 in a 2003 Hyundai, veered into the southbound lane to avoid the deputys rig and collided with a 1993 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Owen Vrooman, 34, of Shelton. Vrooman was uninjured; OBerry and Vroomans passenger, Bob Pursey, 23, also of Shelton, were injured but declined treatment. All three were wearing seat belts.
Both vehicles were totalled.
Drugs or alcohol were not a factor, the State Patrol said.