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Three people injured in U.S. Highway 12 crash near Elma

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 12 at Schouweiller Road near Elma on Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 12 at Schouweiller Road near Elma on Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Google Maps

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 at Schouweiler Road near Elma just before noon Thursday.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a bronze 1990 Chevrolet K30 pickup was attempting to make a left turn onto eastbound U.S. 12 when the pickup struck a 2011 Mercury Milan sedan that was westbound on U.S. 12.

The pickup’s driver, an 81-year-old Shelton man, was injured and transported to Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma.

The car’s driver, a 22-year-old Taholah woman, and one of her passengers, a 29-year-old Tumwater man, also were injured and transported to Summit Pacific Medical Center.

A 1-year-old child in the car was not listed as injured.

The cause of the crash was failure to yield the right of way, according to the State Patrol.

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433, @Lisa_Pemberton

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