A woman suffered critical injuries Wednesday night after her fiance crashed an ATV into a tree at a prewedding celebration, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer gave this account:
The 24-year-old woman and another woman of the same age were riding on the ATV, driven by the 25-year-old fiance, who investigators believe had been drinking.
None of the three wore a helmet, and the vehicle was meant to carry only two people.
They crashed about 8:45 p.m. in the 31200 block of 120th Street East.
The bride-to-be was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition, and the other two went to different hospitals.
Sheriff’s deputies later arrested the fiance on suspicion of vehicular assault.
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