Three Injured in Highway 3 Head-On

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 3 near Mason Lake Road Sunday evening. According to a State Patrol press memo, a 2007 Nissan Murano was northbound on SR-3 without its headlights on just before 8 PM. At milepost 7, the Nissan crossed into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a southbound 2010 Dodge Caravan. The collision closed State Route 3 for 90 minutes.

The driver of the Murano, Laura A. Mershon, 43 of Austin, Texas, was transported by aid car to Mason General Hospital.

The driver of the minivan, Carol L. Saari, 68 of Renton, and her passenger, Taylor E. Saari, 21 of Renton, were also transported to Mason General Hospital.

The memo indicates the cause was “vehicle one into oncoming traffic” and alcohol or drugs may be involved. The Nissan Murano is vehicle one and the memo also say under charges “vehicle one pending”.