State Route 18 collision aftermath (photo credit: Washington State Patrol)

State Route 18 collision aftermath (photo credit: Washington State Patrol)

Early morning head-on collision on State Route 18 shuts down westbound traffic

Two drivers were transported from scene with “serious,” injuries, according to WSP.

Around 3 a.m. Thursday (March 11), Washington State Patrol responded to a head-on collision on State Route 18 just west of 304th Street.

According to tweets from WSP Trooper Rick Johnson, the collision involving two vehicles left both drivers with serious injuries after one vehicle was reportedly driving the wrong way.

The collision forced WSP to shut down the westbound lanes of State Route 18.

A 25-year-old Kent man and a 30-year-old Tacoma woman remained in critical condition, according to a spokesperson late Thursday morning at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

WSP is still investigating the exact cause of the wreck. The roadway was announced to be reopened by Trooper Rick Johnson via Twitter around 8 a.m.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

State Route 18 collision aftermath (photo credit: Washington State Patrol)

State Route 18 collision aftermath (photo credit: Washington State Patrol)

More in News

Stock photo
State AG Ferguson leads effort supporting local journalism

Federal legislation offers tax credits to subscribers, businesses and news organizations

t
King County man finally reunited with his Afghan family

Afghan veterans help evacuate wife, three children

T
Meet Auburn City Council candidate Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin is running against Wendee R. Odell in the Nov. 2… Continue reading

File photo
Outlet Collection of Seattle to hold fourth annual Candy Crawl

Kids can trick-or-treat in the mall on the afternoon of Halloween.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip (courtesy of United States Military)
King County councilmember proposes program to aid transition of Afghan interpreters who served the U.S. overseas

Program would provide job training and learning opportunities for Afghan interpreters and advisors.

Vaccinations taking place. File photo
Inslee: No ‘massive disruptions’ as worker vax rates hit 90%

A surge in vaccinations has eased concern about service slowdowns ahead of a Monday deadline.

File photo.
Armed carjacking at Lea Hill Park leads to pursuit, arrest

Two vehicles were taken at gunpoint from Lea Hill Park at about… Continue reading

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
Lambert removed from King County Council leadership roles

Lambert received backlash after her campaign used flyers that depicted her opponent as a puppet.

Union members picket in front of new Facebook campus in Redmond on Sept. 16 (photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Northwest Carpenters Union members vote to accept contract with AGC

The agreement comes after weeks of striking.

Most Read