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February 3, 2013 at 11:21 AM

100 mph driver on I-5 survives crash

Corrected version: An earlier version of this story included incorrect information from the Washington State Patrol about the make of the car involved.

The (Tacoma) News Tribune

An Oregon man driving more than 100 mph down Interstate 5 Sunday morning avoided serious injury after crashing into a tree, according to the The News Tribune.

The 20-year-old was driving a red Nissan sports car south on the interstate at around 9 a.m. when he drove off the road near the Martin Way exit (north of Lacey) and into a tree, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill.

The tree crushed the cab of the car, but the driver was not seriously hurt.

“If he would have hit the tree six inches further back in the cab, we would be investigating a fatality,” Gill said. “He’s very lucky to be alive.”

The crash did not cause any backups. The man is being accused of second-degree negligent driving.

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