Two seriously injured in Pierce County hit-and-run crash

Two seriously injured in Pierce County hit-and-run crash
Pierce County deputies are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left two people injured Thursday night in the Waller area. (Pierce County Sheriff's/Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

WALLER, Wash. — Pierce County deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for a driver who they say left the scene of a crash Thursday night that left two people seriously injured.

The crash happened at about 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of 72nd Street East and 50th Avenue East in the Waller area.

Deputies responded to a two-car crash at the intersection. Investigators said a silver Jetta was driving at a high rate of speed when it collided with a Toyota Camry as it was turning.

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Posted by Pierce County Sheriff's Department on Friday, December 27, 2019

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the driver of the Jetta got out of the car and ran away after the crash.

The driver and the passenger in the Camry had to be extricated from the car by firefighters, deputies said.

They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.