The state patrol says a driver lost control and careened into the oncoming lane, setting off a five-car crash that left eight people injured.
The accident occurred about 1 p.m. Sunday on State Road 2 near Skykomish.
The patrol says the driver was eastbound when his Mazda crossed the center line and hit two cars coming in the opposite direction. The Mazda then spun around and struck two more oncoming cars before stopping on the side of the road.
The patrol says the driver of the eastbound car, a woman and two children in his vehicle as well as two people in other vehicles were hospitalized at Valley General. Their conditions weren't released. Two others were injured but treated at the scene.
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The patrol blamed the crash on traveling too fast for conditions.