Head-on collision blocks Sequim traffic

Two Port Townsend residents were involved in a head-on collision three miles east of Sequim on Thursday, March 6, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Louella Road.

Both vehicles were totaled during the collision and drivers suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment and transport, said Assistant Fire Chief Dan Orr.

One resident, driving a red Toyota pickup truck, was heading westbound when he failed to stop for traffic, swerved to the left lane over the center line and was struck by a driver in a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck heading eastbound. Both vehicles came to a stop in the eastbound lane, blocking traffic.

“We are very lucky today,” said Washington State Patrol Trooper Eric Ellefson. He explained the red Toyota pickup truck was spun completely around as he was struck head on by the vehicle heading eastbound.

Emergency responders from Clallam County Fire District 3 and Washington State Patrol worked quickly with Evergreen Towing to move the vehicles from the eastbound lane and away from traffic. Firefighters and Washington State Patrol directed traffic east and westbound while emergency crews worked on moving the vehicles.

Head-on collision blocks Sequim traffic