Lewis County Watch

The Washington State Patrol is asking for information from the public after a crash Saturday night caused by a truck that passed a pair of Centralia motorists and slammed on the brakes in front of them.

A 25-year-old Centralia man was driving with a 24-year-old Centralia woman east on state Route 8 in Elma at about 10:50 p.m. when a vehicle described as a blue, lifted Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck with two bicycles in the back passed them, pulled in front of them and slammed on the brakes, according to the state patrol.

The Centralia man, driving a 2015 Toyota four-door, swerved to the left to avoid a collision, overcorrected and drove into the guardrail. The truck fled eastbound.

The Centralia woman was injured and transported to Summit Pacific Medical Center. The man was not injured.

Anyone with information on the driver of the truck is asked to call Trooper M. Rabe at 360-473-0300.

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