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Orting Man killed when car rolls into ditch off state Route 162

An Orting man was killed after his car rolled into a ditch off state Route 162, the Washington State Patrol said Saturday.

The car was found partially submerged Saturday afternoon one mile east of Orting, said State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Johnna Batiste.

The car was reported just before 3 p.m. It was about 30 to 50 feet off Pioneer Way East.

Batiste said there were no known witnesses to the 1991 Toyota Tercel entering the water and therefore authorities don’t know how long the vehicle had been there.

The vehicle was traveling eastbound on SR 162 at Orville Road when it failed to negotiate a turn and rolled into the water-filled ditch on the west side of the road, the State Patrol said.

Traffic was routed via one lane for over an hour while crews recovered the victim.

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