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Ends with a crash a quick thinking trooper used a different technique to make the make it stop and it worked. Komo's Suzanne Phan reports on what went down and it's barreling down. The freeway the wrong direction a wrong way driver. Frightening people behind the wheel on both. I five and state route sixteen early Sunday morning. It all started just before seven AM in Lakewood when police got a nine one one call about a car theft officers spotted the stolen vehicle and try to stop the driver, the driver, then entered I five the wrong way, traveling northbound in the southbound lanes he got onto the freeway from gravelly lake drive Washington state patrol says he went the wrong way for nearly two miles and got off at Bridgeport somewhere in the area of Bridgeport. I do know that Lakewood officer was able to successfully deploy a stop stick. And both right side tires were struck onto the pickup truck. However, he continued authorities say the driver went the wrong way. A second time this time going west and eastbound lanes on state route sixteen in Tacoma for about a mile when the wrong way driver got to sixth avenue west a trooper took decisive action made a good quick decision to we gotta southwest, and we gotta stop. But now as the vehicle approach to blind curve at sixth avenue, the trooper heading east stop the driver of the storm track team tensely rand it. The driver took off running and Lakewood police officers nearby caught the guy, and we can tell you that Washington state patrol says that man who led officers on a chase. He had a felony warrant for auto theft. Suzanne Phan conus, thankfully, the trooper only has a few scratches the wrong way driver and his passenger are now both behind bars. A crash this morning killed one person and landed another behind. Bars and around five thirty this morning, Seattle police tell us that two cars were headed south on Aurora avenue near green lake one of the cars veered into the other causing it to run off the road near a cafe just west of the lake the driver of that car died. Police arrested the other driver on suspicion of DUI vehicle.

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