Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 assess damages of a two vehicle collision on US Highway 101 near Gilbert Road on Dec. 3. Three people involved were sent to area hospitals. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 assess damages of a two vehicle collision on US Highway 101 near Gilbert Road on Dec. 3. Three people involved were sent to area hospitals. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Highway wreck near Carlsborg sends three to area hospitals

Three people were injured following a wreck on US Highway 101 near Taylor Cutoff Road and Gilbert Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Washington State Patrol reports Justin Sande of Sequim was driving a 1999 Nissan Maxima westbound with Asia Thomas, 17, of Sequim, around 12:17 p.m. Dec. 3 while approaching Gilbert Road traveling “well over the posted speed limit.”

Lillian Easton, 42, of Port Angeles was traveling east in her Volkswagen Golf and attempting to turn left onto Gilbert Road when Sande allegedly struck the side of Easton’s car in the westbound lane.

Easton was airlifted to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett from the Sequim Valley Airport while Sande and Thomas were transported to Olympic Medical Center.

Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 said Easton was in critical condition when transported to Seattle while Sande and Thomas were in serious condition.

Easton is in serious condition as of Wednesday afternoon. Sande and Thomas’ updated conditions are unknown.

Westbound traffic near Gilbert Road was closed in the area for about an hour.

State Patrol reports all three people were wearing seat belts, but Sande did not have insurance and was driving with his license suspended.

He’s tentatively being charged with second degree negligent driving, state patrol reports.

A transformer was destroyed in a wreck on Dec. 3 that sent two Sequim people and a Port Angeles woman to area hospitals. The Sequim driver was driving without insurance and a suspended license. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

A transformer was destroyed in a wreck on Dec. 3 that sent two Sequim people and a Port Angeles woman to area hospitals. The Sequim driver was driving without insurance and a suspended license. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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