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Lacey man dies in Friday night crash

A Lacey man died Friday night in a three-car collision in rural Thurston County.

According to the Washington State Patrol, David Ritche, 73, was eastbound on state Route 510 shortly after 11 p.m. when his 1997 Ford Taurus crossed the centerline near Rockcress Drive.

Ritche’s car struck a Chevrolet pickup that was traveling west on Route 510. A Honda Civic following in the westbound lane struck the pickup.

Ritche died at the scene, according to the accident report.

The man driving the pickup and two young women in the Civic all were injured and taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

All three vehicles were totaled.

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