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Woman who died in Thurston County wreck has been identified

Tannija J. Smith, 24, of Aberdeen, was identified Monday as the woman who died in a wreck on state Route 8 in Thurston County, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Tannija J. Smith, 24, of Aberdeen, was identified Monday as the woman who died in a wreck on state Route 8 in Thurston County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Tannija J. Smith, 24, of Aberdeen, was identified Monday as the woman who died in a wreck on state Route 8 in Thurston County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Smith died Saturday night when the pickup truck she was riding in lost control and crashed on eastbound SR 8 at Wilson Road. The vehicle left the road, hit a guard rail, then wound up about 25 feet from SR 8.

The 21-year-old Elma man driving the pickup was hurt and taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.

The right lane of eastbound SR 8 was closed for nearly four hours.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.


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