LAKEWOOD, Wash. --
A Washington State Patrol trooper and another driver were injured in a high-speed collision in Lakewood early Saturday, a State Patrol spokesman said.
The collision happened around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 512 and South Tacoma Way just west of Interstate 5.
Washington State Patrol said a driver traveling at a high rate of speed ran a red light at the intersection and hit the patrol car.
After the crash, the patrol car made a 180 degree turn before stopping in the middle of the intersection. The front end of the cruiser was smashed in.
Police said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
Neither driver was seriously injured in the crash, though both were transported to a local hospital as a precaution.
Investigators closed the intersection until around 5:45 a.m.
Officers will review footage from cameras at the intersection to aid in the investigation.
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