WSP Investigating Hit-and-Run That Injured Three People Near Rainier on Sunday


The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is investigating a hit-and-run that injured three people and partially blocked state Route 507 near Rainier for three hours on Sunday.

The suspect vehicle reportedly rear-ended a black 2014 Ford Focus driven by an 18-year-old Tenino woman at the Southeast Turner Road intersection just before 2:50 p.m. on May 8. The Ford Focus had been slowing for traffic in the southbound lanes when it was struck, according to WSP.

The collision sent the Ford Focus into the northbound lane, where it was struck by a blue 2003 BMW 325 driven by a 26-year-old Olympia man. The Ford Focus came to rest in the northbound shoulder while the BMW 325 came to rest in the northbound lane. The suspect vehicle continued driving southbound on Route 507.

The Tenino woman, the Olympia man and his 23-year-old passenger all transported themselves to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia for medical treatment. Both vehicles were totaled and had to be towed from the scene.

The suspect vehicle has been described as a tan camper or pickup with front end damage.