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State trooper injured when hit by wrong-way driver on I-5 in Tukwila

A 19-year-old Tacoma woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 early Friday morning in Tukwila hit one car, then traveled on, hitting a state trooper's cruiser.

The 36-year-old trooper from Puyallup was taken to Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Charges are pending; the Washington State Patrol indicated that alcohol was involved.

The Tacoma woman was southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 at about 4 a.m. Friday near state Route 518 when her 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe collided with a 2003 Lincoln Town Car driven by a 51-year-old Seattle man.

The Seattle man wasn't injured.

The Tahoe continued northbound, striking   the trooper's cruiser, a 2012 Chevrolet Caprice.

A second trooper, also northbound on I-5, used a force-stop tactic to stop the Tahoe, which came to rest against a guardrail. A passenger riding with the trooper wasn't injured.

A passenger in the Tahoe, a 19-year-old Tacoma woman, wasn't injured.

The driver was booked into King County Jail.

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