A 29-year-old Puyallup woman caused a three-car wreck Wednesday afternoon near Yelm, and she was later arrested on vehicular assault charges, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 5 p.m. on State Route 507 near Vail Road Southeast in Yelm.
State Patrol says the woman was driving northbound on SR 507 in a Chevrolet pickup truck when she collided with a Nissan Xterra that was in the southbound left turn lane. She then continued on, hitting a Dodge Stratus. The Stratus went off the road and into a ditch.
The causing driver was injured and taken to Capitol Medical Center in Olympia. After she was medically cleared, she was booked into Thurston County Jail. Drugs or alcohol are believed to be involved in the crash.
The driver of the Xterra, a 70-year-old Yelm man, was not injured. A 53-year-old man driving the Stratus was injured and taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
The crash remains under investigation.
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