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.

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

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

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