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3 killed, 3 hurt in suspected DUI crash that sparked Roy brush fire

A driver was arrested for driving under the influence after a crash that killed 3 people, injured 3 others and sparked a brush fire in Roy, Washington Monday night.

Three people were killed and three others hurt in a crash on SR 702 in Roy, Washington Monday night. The causing driver was arrested for investigation of DUI and vehicular homicide.

The Washington State Patrol says it appears a minivan ran a stop sign and struck a mid-size SUV. The impact killed three people. Another person was critically hurt and two others are in serious condition.

The crash sparked a 10-acre brush fire at SR 702 and 8th Ave. S.

According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Johanna Batiste, the impact knocked over a power pole, and hot wires sparked the fire in dry brush. The fire was contained to 10 acres as crews monitored hot spots throughout the evening.

The Washington Department of Transportation said SR 702 was fully blocked for most of Monday night.

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