A driver possibly high on drugs caused a crash Tuesday that sent two children to a Tacoma hospital in critical condition and stopped traffic in two counties for more than three hours, the Washington State Patrol said.
Nine people in one of the vehicles involved in the crash on Interstate 5 near DuPont were hurt because they were not wearing seat belts, the State Patrol said.
Trooper Brandy Kessler said a car traveling south on I-5 slammed into an SUV about 1 p.m. after the car’s driver lost control near a DuPont exit. A 3-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl riding in the SUV were taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma in critical condition. Four other passengers – a 16-year-old, a 10-year-old and two 9-year-olds – also were taken to Mary Bridge.
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