SPANAWAY, Wash. – One person was killed, four were injured and one arrested after a head-on crash near Spanaway on Saturday night.
The crash happened at around 6:40 p.m. on Highway 507 and 208th Street E. The Washington State Patrol reports that a 1991 Toyota 4Runner was going south on SR 507 when a 2002 Ford F350, going north, crossed the center line and crashed into the Toyota head-on.
The impact caused the Toyota to roll several times before coming to a stop and catching fire. The Ford came to a stop in the northbound lane of the highway. The driver tried to leave the scene, but was quickly captured.
The driver of the Toyota, 50-year-old Todd Morose of Tacoma, was killed in the crash. Two children were injured, with one being taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and the other to Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma. A woman in the Toyota was transported to Madigan Army Medical Center for treatment.
The driver of the Ford, 31-year-old Matthew Haygood of Roy, was treated at the crash scene, then arrested. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail, charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and obstructing an officer.
WSP says that speed was a cause in the crash, and that drugs and/or alcohol were a factor. The investigation shut down the highway for several hours.