Trooper Russ Winger says it was the worst of several weather-related incidents on the Washington coast in Monday's wind and rain storm.
Winger said the trooper is not injured and the driver of the other car is OK, with a sore neck.
The Washington Transportation Department said Highway 101 was closed in five places between the Columbia River and Raymond by downed trees or accidents.
A semi-truck tipped on the Astoria-Megler bridge across the Columbia. Another semi blew over on its side on the Chehalis River bridge in Aberdeen.
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