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Crash stops traffic on US Highway 101
A two-vehicle, head-on collision on US Highway 101 just near Barr Road west of Sequim at about 2:30 p.m. today (Friday, April 26) has stopped traffic headed in both directions.
Early reports have three injured at the scene being transported to Olympic Medical Center with minor injuries. Those transported include: a 57-year-old woman, driver of a Subaru Impreza; a 25-year-old man, driver of a large van; and 1-year-old girl, a passenger in the van.
The accident shut down both lanes of Highway 101 for about 10 to 15 minutes. Westbound traffic was diverted to Old Olympic Highway via Kitchen-Dick Road. Eastbound traffic was allowed to resume travel with intermittent stops.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.
The new Clallam Alert System was utilized to send out a traffic advisory about the collision and the associated impact on travel through the area. The new system that allows users to “Opt-in” to receive important information about road closures, dangerous weather systems or fire and police activities within the county. To opt in for this important system, users can go to Fire District No. 3’s website at www.clallamfire3.org.