Shelton man flown to Harborview after head-on collision

Three people were injured Monday afternoon after a head-on crash on U.S. 101, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A 53-year-old Shelton man who was injured was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. His 49-year-old passenger also was injured, but was taken to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.

A 64-year-old Elma man in a separate vehicle also was transported to Mason General.

About 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Shelton man and his passenger were headed south on U.S. 101, just north of state Route 3. The Elma man was headed north in a pick-up truck that was a hauling a 19-foot camper trailer.

Troopers say the camper began to fishtail and the driver lost control, resulting in both the truck and trailer entering the southbound lane and colliding with the Shelton man’s vehicle.

After the collision, the southbound lane was blocked for two hours. The crash is under investigation.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.