Fatal Head-On Crash on Highway 3 South of Allyn

An 18-year-old Elma woman died in a head-on crash on Highway 3 five miles south of Allyn Sunday. The State Patrol says a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was southbound on SR-3 about 7 PM. At milepost 15, which is between Dawn Drive and South Grapeview Loop Road, the pickup attempted to pass another vehicle, went into the oncoming lane and struck a northbound 2000 Saturn head-on. The highway was blocked for more than five and a half hours.

The driver of the Saturn, Kyla M. Brown, 18 of Elma, died at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Dodge, Zachary W. Vanderwal, 23 of Shelton, was transported for a medical evalutaion by a private vehicle.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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