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March 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Woman crashes SUV into veterans’ van on I-5, then tries to steal car

A man crashed into this newly purchased, $80,000 van used to transport disabled veterans before fleeing and trying to steal someone else's car. (WSP photo)

A woman crashed into this $80,000 van used to transport disabled veterans before fleeing and trying to steal a car, according to the State Patrol. (WSP photo)

A woman tried to steal a car after crashing into a Department of Veterans Affairs van this morning on Interstate 5 near Federal Way, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Neither the woman nor anyone in the van was seriously injured.

The woman crashed into the $80,000 van — used to transport disabled veterans –about 8:45 a.m. on I-5 near South 272nd Street. Witnesses told the State Patrol they saw an SUV driving at high speed on the right shoulder before the crash. The SUV rolled onto its top. For about an hour, all southbound lanes were closed for investigation.

The woman left the crash scene, according to the State Patrol, and troopers took her into custody after finding her in a nearby car she had tried to steal.

Comments | Topics: crash, Federal Way, Interstate 5


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