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Fatality crash blocks US 12 for six hours

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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.

One person died and two were injured after a late-night collision on U.S. 12 in Grays Harbor County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The driver who died was not identified. The passenger in that vehicle, a 38-year-old woman from Oakville, was hurt and flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

A 26-year-old woman from Forks, who was in a separate vehicle, also was injured and taken to Harborview.

About 11:20 p.m. Saturday, the unidentified driver and the female passenger were headed east in a 2002 Honda Civic on U.S. 12, about three miles east of Oakville.

Troopers say the Honda then passed an uninvolved vehicle in the westbound lane, then returned to the eastbound lane. But once it returned to the eastbound lane, troopers say the Honda clipped another vehicle, which caused the Honda to rotate and crash into a vehicle headed west.

The woman from Forks was in the westbound vehicle.

After the crash, the road was blocked for about six hours, according to the State Patrol.

The incident is under investigation.

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