Two women injured in log truck collision in Lewis County

Two women were injured at about 8:40 a.m. Friday when their car was struck by a log truck on southbound Interstate 5 about 12 miles south of Napavine in Lewis County.

According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol:

The log truck was empty with its trailer bunked up. When the truck moved from the center to the right lane, it struck a 1993 Lexus GS sedan. Then, the Lexus stuck the guardrail on the right side.

Two women in the Lexus, the 39-year-old female driver and a 20-year-old female passenger, both of Mount Vernon, were injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital. An unknown man who was in the Lexus fled from the scene, and may also have been injured.

The truck driver, who was not injured, faces charges for making an unsafe lane change.