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Wreck of stolen car blocks westbound SR 512 in Puyallup

One-car accident with injury snarls traffic on westbound SR-512 at Woodland Ave

One-car accident with injury snarls traffic on westbound SR-512 at Woodland Avenue
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One-car accident with injury snarls traffic on westbound SR-512 at Woodland Avenue

A one-car wreck involving a stolen car blocked westbound state Route 512 just west of Puyallup for more than two hours Wednesday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The crash happened about 8:45 a.m. on SR 512 above Woodland Avenue East, a State Patrol news release stated.

A 44-year-old Tacoma man was driving the stolen 1996 Honda Accord westbound in the left lane when he struck the cable barrier in the median, the release stated. The car crossed both lanes of traffic to the right before hitting a jersey barrier on the shoulder and coming to rest facing the wrong way.

The Tacoma man and his passenger, a 34-year-old Eatonville woman, were both transported to Tacoma General Hospital for treatment.

The man is believed to have been impaired at the time of the crash, and charges of vehicular assault and possession of a stolen vehicle are pending, the news release stated.

While SR 512 was blocked, traffic was diverted around the wreck on Meridian Avenue East.

Craig Hill: 253-597-8497

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