Two men from Whatcom County hurt in crash near Chehalis

Two young men from Whatcom County were hurt in a freeway crash south of Chehalis early Wednesday, March 23.

A black ’03 Lexus IS crashed off the right side of Interstate 5 while southbound about two miles south of Napavine in Lewis County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Lexus was totaled as it hit an embankment, rolled, and came to rest on its driver’s side.

Two people in the car, Johnathan David George, 19, of Everson, and Robert Paul Olson, 26, of the Maple Falls area, were rushed to Providence Centralia Hospital.

A state patrol memo says troopers haven’t been able to determine who was driving.

A public information officer for the state patrol in Lewis County didn’t immediately return a reporter’s phone call.

Caleb Hutton: 360-715-2276, @bhamcaleb