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UPDATED: Four injured in head-on crash near Enumclaw

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Oct. 23, 2012 at 9:01 am |
October 23, 2012 12:17 pm

UPDATE as of 12:16 p.m. Four people were injured this morning when a 16-year-old boy tried to pass a slower vehicle on state Route 169 and hit a car head-on, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The teenager’s 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck collided with a 1986 Ford F250 pickup driven by a 69-year-old Enumclaw man. Troopers said the teen was traveling south when he drove into the northbound lanes attempting to pass a slower car.

The teen, his 12-year-old brother, the Enumclaw man and a 40-year-old man were taken to hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately known.

INITIAL POST: A head-on collision is blocking all lanes of southbound state Route 169 near the White River Amphitheater, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The accident occurred at 8:36 a.m. and is believed to have injured several people. Details of the crash have not been released.

Traffic is blocked on SR 169 at Southeast 416th Street. At least one person was airlifted from the scene.

UPDATE as of 9:30 a.m. WSDOT reports that SR 169 will be closed for several hours. Detours are in place.

UPDATE as of 10:23 a.m. All lanes are now open.

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