Driver ejected from vehicle after ‘high impact collision’ on Sleater Kinney Road

Two men were hospitalized after a wreck early Sunday on Sleater Kinney Road Northeast, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Both drivers were taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, said Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Brooks.

About 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a man in his 20s, who allegedly was exceeding the speed limit and driving under the influence, is accused of running a stop sign at 26th Avenue Northeast and crashing into a driver in his 30s on southbound Sleater Kinney Road.

The man in his 20s was ejected from his vehicle by what Sheriff Derek Sanders described on social media as a “high impact collision.”

“Alcohol is suspected to be a factor, and Thurston County Public Works is en route to shut down the intersection for an extended period of time while collision reconstruction occurs,” Sanders wrote Sunday.