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Drunk driver hits 2 people pushing car that ran out of gas, troopers say

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MARYSVILLE, Wash.  — Two people were injured after a drunk driver hit them while they were pushing their car on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Marysville, Washington, the Washington State Patrol said.

The crash happened a little before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The State Patrol says a car ran out of gas in the right lane, prompting two people to push the vehicle when a drunk driver hit them.

The crash left one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other was treated at the scene.

The drunk driver has been arrested for vehicular assault.