An Olympia man was critically injured and his four passengers suffered serious injuries when a suspected drunk driver struck their car early Saturday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Also according to the State Patrol:
Danny J. Morgan, 27, was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry west on state Route 510 between Meridian Street Southeast and 35th Avenue Southeast, near Nisqually, about 2 a.m. A 31-year-old Olympia woman was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango east on SR 510, crossed the center line and collided with the Camry, which came to rest in the eastbound lane. The Durango struck a guardrail and crashed in a ditch.
Morgan was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His passengers – Kathleen A. Quittenton, 27 of Olympia, and family members Angela D. Morgan, 64, of Olympia, Brenda K. Morgan, 58, of Springfield, Ohio, and Danny W. Morgan, 54, also of Springfield – were transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia with serious injuries.
The Durango’s driver was transported to Providence St. Peter with minor injuries. She was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. She might face multiple charges of vehicular assault, depending on the injuries to the Camry’s passengers.
She was wearing a seat belt. It was unknown whether the Camry’s occupants were wearing them. The highway was closed for four hours.