Crime

2 hospitalized after street racing wreck in Puyallup, troopers say

A Tacoma man and his passenger were hospitalized after a street racing wreck on state Route 512 late Saturday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The wreck happened about 10:15 p.m. on eastbound state Route 512 near the Meridian exit, the State Patrol said Sunday.

The 22-year-old driver was speeding in his 1991 Acura Integra hatchback when he lost control, ending up in a ditch near the Meridian onramp, the State Patrol said. He and his passenger, a 22-year-old Puyallup woman, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup for treatment.

The man was booked early Sunday into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault and street racing.

The onramp was closed for about 2 1/2 hours.

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