SKYKOMISH — A three-car accident Saturday night killed one person, sent five other victims to the hospital and closed both lanes of U.S. 2 near Skykomish for several hours.
Names of those involved were unavailable at press time.
A Toyota with two people driving eastbound on U.S. 2 crossed the center line and hit a Dodge pick-up shortly before 7:30 p.m., according to the Washington State Patrol. The Toyota then veered off and hit a third vehicle head-on about one mile west of Skykomish.
The driver of the Toyota was killed after being thrown from the passenger-side window, investigators at the scene believed. Five injured people were taken to Valley General Hospital in Monroe, said Trooper Lance Ramsay. They were listed in stable condition.
Both lanes of the highway were closed shortly after the accident. Vehicles were rerouted on a detour using the old Cascade Highway. U.S. 2 was scheduled to open again around midnight.
From Herald staff reports