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1 dead, 2 injured in Monday crash that closed US 12 in both directions

The Olympian logoThe Olympian 10/27/2020 Rolf Boone, The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)

A fatal crash closed US Highway 12 in both directions in Lewis County early Monday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.

About 6:30 a.m. Monday, two vehicles collided head-on at milepost 92, which is just east of Mossyrock.

The driver who caused the crash was injured and flown to an area hospital, Trooper Chelsea Hodgson said.

The other vehicle had two occupants, she said. The passenger died and the driver was injured and taken to an area hospital.

Traffic between Mossyrock and Morton is using State Route 122-Harmony Road at milepost 86 and Seventh Street at milepost 97 as a detour, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Sgt. Darren Wright said about 11 a.m. Monday that the highway was set to reopen.

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