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Driver seriously injured after crash on US-101 near Hoquiam

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Posted on August 31, 2021

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, WA — A 34-year-old woman was hospitalized Monday evening after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 101 near Hoquiam, GHScanner reports.

The crash occurred on a stretch of US-101 southbound near Youmans Road shortly after 6:00 p.m.

The woman was driving a 2010 Kia Forte southbound on the highway when its tires failed, causing the vehicle to skid off the roadway and strike a 2020 Honda CRV.

The driver of the Kia, a 34-year-old woman, was flown to a Seattle hospital. The driver of the Honda CRV was uninjured.

Authorities said the woman is facing charges of second-degree negligent driving for driving with defective tires.

No other details have been reported at this time.