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Two Camas residents injured in state Highway 503 crash in Cowlitz County

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Two Camas residents were injured late Saturday when their car went off state Highway 503 in Cowlitz County and overturned in a suspected DUI crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A media release from the State Patrol said Joseph M. Hagg, 42, was driving a 2008 Nissan Titan pickup north on the spur highway at 9:13 p.m. when the pickup went off the road, overturned and came to rest in a ditch.

Hagg and his passenger, Amy E. Galofteanu, 32, were injured in the crash and were transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to the State Patrol.

The State Patrol said neither of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. It also said drugs or alcohol are believed to have played a role in the crash.

The media release said Hagg is suspected of DUI in the crash.