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Olympia man crashes into Shelton woman pumping gas

A 29-year-old Olympia man could face vehicular assault and hit-and-run charges after he crashed into a woman pumping gas near Shelton on Friday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

He also is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

About 4 p.m. Friday, the Olympia man pulled into a gas station off Lynch Road, about 5 miles southeast of Shelton, at an unsafe speed in a 2006 Honda Pilot, according to WSP. He then allegedly failed to stop and crashed into the 62-year-old Shelton woman and her car, a 2000 four-door Oldsmobile.

Two passengers in the woman’s car, both in their 80s, were unhurt.

After the collision, the Olympia man backed up his car and left the scene, but later was found and arrested in west Olympia, according to WSP.

Trooper Russ Winger said Sunday that the man was taken to Mason General Hospital in Shelton for some facial injuries, and then was booked into the Mason County Jail on an outstanding warrant.

Information about the woman’s status at the hospital was not immediately available.

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