A 19-year-old Centralia man died early Monday after he apparently drove away from police and later crashed his vehicle into a residence, according to Centralia police.
Two female passengers were injured, including one who was ejected from the vehicle with the driver, and both were taken to area trauma centers, Sgt. Carl Buster said Monday. Both are 25, he said.
Police and fire crews attempted to revive the man after the crash, but he died at the scene.
Buster said a Centralia patrol officer tried to stop the man’s vehicle about 2:15 a.m. Monday for failing to signal, but the man sped away near downtown Centralia and headed west across the Sixth Street viaduct. Just west of Sixth and Pearl streets, the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a residence in the 300 block of West Sixth Street.
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The Washington State Patrol is handling the investigation.