Car torn in half, woman killed in Puyallup car accident

A 19-year-old woman was killed and several other people were critically injured in a car accident near Puyallup and the accident impact was so powerful that the woman’s car split in half and half the car went into the Puyallup river.

The fatal car accident occurred early Thursday morning around 5:30am when the 19-year-old woman lost control of her car while driving northbound on Highway 167 near Gay road and hit an oncoming car.

A 14-year-old passenger in the woman’s car was injured and is being treated at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma; her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The Washington State Patrol found another woman down-river and believe she may have been a passenger in the car that split apart. Details of her condition are unknown.

The 20-year-old driver of the car that was hit received critical injuries in the accident and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

A driver of a third car than ran into the accident suffered minor injuries. A fourth car was damaged by flying debris but its driver was not injured.

Washington State Patrol believe alcohol and speed may have been factors in the accident which they are investigating.

Information for this article is from two local Seattle news stations: King5 and KOMO News.


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