Crime

Federal Way man charged in I-5 crash that injured two

A Federal Way man pleaded not guilty to two counts of vehicular assault in connection with a crash on Interstate 5 that seriously injured a couple driving home from the hospital.

Dong Suh, 51, is also charged with failure to remain at an injury accident. He was ordered jailed Tuesday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The three-car collision occurred about 12:30 a.m. Friday in the northbound lanes of I-5 near 54th Avenue.

Troopers said the couple was driving home from Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital when a Mercedes Benz ML350 struck their Honda from behind, spinning them into a circle.

The Honda hit a jersey barrier and came to a stop. The Mercedes, which was driving without headlights, continued with stopping.

A van then struck the Honda as it sat in the lane.

The father suffered a fractured pelvis. The mother had several broken ribs. Their 1-year-old son, who was in a body cast, was not injured in the crash.

Troopers found the Mercedes’ license plate in the wreckage and tracked down Suh at his Federal Way home. Suh was clearly intoxicated and admitted to hitting a car on the freeway, according to charging papers.

He told troopers he continued driving because nobody waved for him to stop.

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