The Thurston County Sheriff's office tells a grim story this evening of a man that took his own life after a traffic collision on Old Highway 99 and 201st Ave SW Friday Afternoon.
They say that a male driver was recklessly driving south on Old Hwy 99 and lost control trying to turn onto 201st Ave SW. He then struck a vehicle occupied by 2 females who were stopped at the intersection.
The driver then exited his vehicle and threw an empty marijuana container nearby and then returned to his vehicle and obtained a firearm.
after which he then took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Both women in the other vehicle sustained injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Old Hwy 99 remained open but they had 201st Ave closed off.