Three people died in car crashes early Friday in Sumner and Kent.
In the Sumner area, along Highway 410, drivers of a pickup and car were fatally injured after their vehicles collided with a loaded dump truck about 6 a.m.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said an eastbound pickup crossed a Jersey barrier just west of Sumner and hit a car traveling in the opposite way. A fully loaded dump truck with trailer then slammed into both vehicles.
The drivers of the pickup and car were pronounced dead at the scene.
Gill said there were no passengers in any of the vehicles. He said troopers are interviewing witnesses to see whether the pickup was driving erratically before it crossed the barrier.
One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes of SR 410 were blocked. Both westbound lanes were also blocked, but drivers were getting by on the shoulder.
In Kent, police said a man was fatally injured about 4 a.m. when the car he was driving left the roadway and hit a tree in the the 9200 block of South 208th Street.
Medics attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man in the car was injured and taken to a hospital, police said.