A 47-year-old Shelton man died Friday morning in a wrong way head-on crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Thurston County.
The Washington State Patrol says Gregg M. Hicks died at the scene of the crash about 5 AM after his southbound 1999 Saturn was struck head-on by a northbound Nissan pickup truck in the southbound lanes of 101 just north of Shaker Church Road. Southbound 101 was closed for nearly four hours while troopers investigated. Drugs or alcohol were involved.
The 53-year-old Gig Harbor man driving the pickup was transported to St. Peters Hospital in Olympia. Troopers reported from the scene that he arrested for vehicular homicide.