2 teens dead, 2 more injured in Puyallup car crash

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PUYALLUP, Wash. — Two teens were killed and two others were injured in a single-car crash early Friday morning in Puyallup.

According to police, the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of 31st Avenue SW.

Police said the car was going eastbound on 31st Avenue SW when it lost control and rolled over.

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The teens who died, a 17-year-old and 16-year-old boy, were in the backseat of the car and were ejected from the car.

Police said the 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and the 17-year-old was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital where he later died.

The driver, a 16-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy who was sitting in the passenger seat were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers on the Major Collision Response Team are investigating the crash.

Police said their initial investigation showed the car was traveling at a “very high rate of speed” and appeared to go airborne near the intersection of 31st Avenue SW and South Fruitland.

When the car landed, police said it hit a ditch and rolled.

“It appears that intoxication may be a factor in the collision,” police said