Two men trying to flee Auburn police late Monday were injured after crashing a stolen vehicle in Fife, authorities reported.
The pursuit started about 11:45 p.m. when Auburn officers were notified of a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo being stolen. After seeing it on state Route 18, police chased it down southbound Interstate 5 until the driver lost control and crashed into a cable barrier near the Port of Tacoma Road exit, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The Monte Carlo rolled several times, throwing the 22-year-old driver and 45-year-old passenger from the vehicle. Both men were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions were unknown Tuesday.
Another car suffered damage from flying debris, Auburn police Commander Mike Hirman said.
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