One Injured in Crash Near Skokomish River

A 41-year-old Hoodsport man was injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 near the Skokomish River.

The Washington State Patrol says a 1996 Honda Civic was northbound on 101 about 1 PM behind an uninvolved and unidentified third vehicle. The third vehicle braked at milepost 339 which caused the driver of the Honda to brake and swerve, crossing the center line and striking a southbound 2008 Dodge Durango in the southbound lane. The Durango then collided with the southbound guardrail.

The highway was blocked for about an hour and a half.

The driver of the the Honda, a 41-year-old Hoodsport man, was transported to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.
The driver of the Dodge was not injured.

A press memo indicates that the cause fo this crash was the Hoodsport man following too close. He reportedly also had suspended license.

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