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Originally published Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

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Police: car plunges down embankment, lands on I-5

Tacoma police and Washington state troopers say a man trying to avoid officers after a hit-and-run crash drove off a city street, down an embankment and landed on Interstate 5. They say no one was seriously hurt.

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TACOMA, Wash. —

Tacoma police and Washington state troopers say a man trying to avoid officers after a hit-and-run crash drove off a city street, down an embankment and landed on Interstate 5. They say no one was seriously hurt.

KING-TV reports the car hit several vehicles on the freeway.

Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says it all happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

She says the driver is in custody and was taken to a hospital to be checked but didn't appear to be injured.

The News Tribune reports that no one was seriously hurt on I-5 or in the hit-and-run.

Cool says it appears the man lost control of the car, which lost a rear wheel in the initial crash.

Several freeway lanes were blocked temporarily and rush hour traffic backed up in the area.

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