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1 dead in SR 167 wreck, State Patrol says

A woman was killed and her male passenger was injured in a crash Friday afternoon on state Route 167 near the exit for 15th Street Southeast, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A woman was killed and her male passenger was injured in a crash Friday afternoon on state Route 167 near the exit for 15th Street Southeast, according to the Washington State Patrol. Courtesy

A female driver was killed in a wreck on state Route 167 in Auburn on Friday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The crash happened about 4:15 p.m. on northbound SR 167 near the 15th Street Southwest exit, State Patrol spokesman Rick Johnson said.

The car came to rest against the base of the 15th Street overpass, a State Patrol photo shows, well above the freeway below.

Troopers believe the woman was intoxicated before the crash, Johnson said. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The woman’s male passenger was uninjured.

One lane of northbound SR 167 was closed as part of the collision investigation, which is ongoing.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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