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One man killed, another facing charges in Thurston County DUI hit-and-run

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Posted on September 20, 2020

PLUMB, WA (THURSTON COUNTY) – A man was killed and a woman was injured in Thurston County last night after another driver struck their car, then fled the scene, according to The Olympian.

The identities of the victims and the suspect were not revealed in the report.

The accident happened near the intersection of Old Highway 99 and Waldrick Road SE at about 9:30 p.m., when a 37-year-old man from Olympia allegedly collided with a vehicle driven by a 51-year-old woman.

The 37-year-old then attempted to flee the scene on foot but was later apprehended by police.

A passenger in the woman’s vehicle, a 54-year-old man from Olympia, died at the scene of the crash.

The female driver was taken to the hospital in Olympia with undisclosed injuries.

The hit-and-run driver is suspected of having been under the influence when the crash occurred. He is facing charges of felony hit-and-run, vehicular assault, and vehicular homicide.

This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle car accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.