A high-speed chase that started Saturday in the Tacoma area ended when a woman smashed into a newspaper delivery van in South Seattle, the State Patrol said.
The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Myrtle Street.
Troopers said a Seattle Times employee, a Tacoma man, was on his delivery route when a 25-year-old woman in a stolen Honda Civic ran a red light and hit the van he was driving.
The State Patrol said they had joined Tacoma police earlier, trying to stop the woman in Federal Way, but she took off.
“She got to MLK Way and started running red lights,” said detective Sgt. Stacy Moate with the State Patrol.
The 63-year-old delivery van driver was taken to the hospital with broken ribs and neck pain.
The driver of the car was seriously hurt.
Moate said the woman had to be quickly taken out of the car because it caught fire.
Possible charges and what caused the crash were still being investigated, troopers said.