On Sunday, three people suffered injuries following a multi-vehicle wreck near Rainier.
As per the initial information, the hit-and-run crash took place at the Southeast Turner Road intersection shortly before 2:50 p.m. The preliminary investigation indicated that the suspect vehicle struck the back of a black 2014 Ford Focus, driven by an 18-year-old Tenino woman.
The Ford Focus was slowing for traffic in the southbound lanes when it got hit. Due to the impact, the Ford Focus was pushed into the northbound lane, where it was hit by a blue 2003 BMW 325, driven by a 26-year-old Olympia man. The Ford Focus ended up in the northbound shoulder whereas the BMW 325 came to a stop in the northbound lane.
After that, the suspect vehicle continued traveling southbound on Route 507. The Tenino woman, the Olympia man and his 23-year-old passenger all took themselves to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia for treatment of their injuries. Both vehicles were wrecked and had to be hauled away from the scene.
The suspect vehicle was described as a tan camper or pickup with front end damage. Officials partly closed State Route 507 near Rainier for three hours as crews worked at the scene. No other details are made available.
The incident remains under active review.
May 10, 2022