Early morning crash in Tacoma sends 3 people to the hospital


A driver suspected of being intoxicated caused a three-car crash after she blew through a red light in Tacoma early Sunday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The woman was driving her Nissan Altima north on Pacific Avenue at about 6 a.m. when she ran a red light at 108th Street South, said Trooper Brooke Bova. She collided with a Toyota Rav4 that was heading eastbound on 108th Street South. That crash caused the Toyota to hit a Honda on the southbound side of Pacific Avenue, Bova said.

The two people in the Toyota and the driver were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Bova said, and the driver of the Honda was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The woman driving the Nissan is expected to be charged with driving under the influence and vehicular assault.

The intersection was closed for several hours but reopened a little after 10 a.m., according to the Washington State Patrol’s Twitter account.

Candice Ruud: 253-597-8441, @candiceruud