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Suspected DUI driver hospitalized after U.S. 101 crash

The State Patrol said a 48-year-old Hoodsport woman was airlifted to Harboview Medical Center with chest injuries after her car was struck while making a left onto U.S. Highway 101 about six miles south of Shelton Tuesday afternoon. The Patrol suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved.

According to the report:

The woman was in a 2002 Kia Spectra making a left to northbound 101 from eastbound Hurley Waldrip Road shortly before 4:30 p.m. While crossing the highway lanes, the Kia's driver's side was struck by a southbound 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 30-year-old Shelton woman. The Kia spun and came to rest in the northbound lanes, while the Impala remained in the southbound lanes.

The injured Kia driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Her 23-old female passenger also from Hoodsport who was wearing one was not hurt.

The Impala driver and her passenger, a 4-month-old boy, were not injured and both were using safety restraints. The two cars were totaled in the crash.

DUI charges are pending against the KIA driver.

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