Crime

Olympia man eludes troopers, injures Yelm woman in rollover crash near Red Wind Casino

An Olympia man was arrested Wednesday morning on State Route 510 near the Nisqually Red Wind Casino after allegedly eluding troopers and causing a collision that left a Yelm woman injured, according to Washington State Patrol.

Just before 10:30 a.m., a trooper tried to pull the Olympia driver over, but the 25-year-old man fled east toward Yelm in his Honda Accord. The trooper abandoned his pursuit shortly after because of safety concerns.

The man then drove across the center line near Muck Creek Drive Southeast, and collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the westbound lanes.

The Jeep, carrying a 59-year-old male driver and 36-year-old female passenger from Yelm, rolled in the roadway and settled in the eastbound lanes. The woman was injured and transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.

The Olympia man’s car settled in a ditch near the highway. He was booked into Thurston County Jail where charges are pending.

Lauren Smith: 360-754-5473, @smithlm12
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