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Thurston’s Sheriff Derek Sanders injured in Sunday crash near Yelm!

Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders address the large community gathering in the Rainier High School gymnasium during the March 7 evening vigil held in memory of senior Jessie Uch. The seventeen year-old student and cheerleader died in a March 4, 2023 auto accident on Rainier Road SE while riding as a passenger in the two-vehicle crash. Credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian.

Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders injured in Sunday crash near Yelm, office says

Released from hospital this morning [see update below]

Excerpt from The Olympian:

Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders was injured in a traffic collision Sunday, according to a statement from his office.

The two-car collision occurred at 3:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. Sanders was driving his department vehicle south on on Lawrence Lake Road Southeast.

“A pickup truck, traveling east on 153rd Avenue Southeast, pulled in front of (Sanders),” the statement said.

Sanders was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. The statement from the sheriff’s office said he was in satisfactory condition.

UPDATE: 10:25am

Thurston County sheriff released from hospital after two-car crash near Yelm on Sunday

Excerpt from The Olympian:

Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in satisfactory condition late Sunday night after being involved in a two-vehicle collision near Yelm.

The other person involved, a 29-year-old Yelm man, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence while the incident is being investigated. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

Posted by Steve on April 3, 2023 at 7:54 am | Permalink

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