OLYMPIA — A car going the wrong way on State Route 8 west of Olympia Monday night plowed into two other cars, injuring at least three people. An infant was in the wrong-way car, but was not seriously injured, the State Patrol said.
Trooper Guy Gill said the driver of one car was going eastbound in the westbound lanes of SR 8 near Summit Lake Shore Road, west of Olympia, when his vehicle struck two other cars.
Gill said the man in the wrong-way car was believed to have been driving under the influence.
The driver of the wrong-way car was airlifted to the hospital, and the infant was taken to the hospital, too, although the baby had escaped serious injury due to being in a car-seat, Gill said.
The drivers of the other two cars were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Gill said.
There were no other immediate details.