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Woman dies in head-on crash

A 62-year-old Lewis County woman died while driving Friday after she was involved in a head-on collision, according to the Washington State Patrol.

She was later identified as Robin K. Schmidt of Onalaska.

The 21-year-old Chehalis man who allegedly crashed into her was injured, but he declined to be taken to an area hospital, according to the State Patrol.

About 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Chehalis man was headed east on state Route 508 near Napavine when he allegedly failed to slow for traffic and swerved into the westbound lanes. He then crashed head-on into Schmidt’s vehicle.

She was driving a Hyundai Kona, while he was in a GMC Sierra pickup.

Charges are pending, according to the State Patrol.

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