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August 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Two killed in head-on crash on Highway 202 east of Redmond

Update: 7:46 a.m. | The Washington State Patrol says that a 16-year-old boy and a 68-year-old man died in a crash in Redmond shortly before 9 p.m. on Sunday.

According to the State Patrol the 16-year-old was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup east on Highway 202 when he struck a white Ford Explorer driving west on the highway. The Explorer driver was killed, a passenger in the Ford survived.

“The 16-year-old continued eastbound in the westbound lanes and struck a third vehicle. The pickup then rolled over on its side, blocking both lanes,” said Trooper Chris Webb.

The 16-year-old and the 68-year-old have not as yet been identified, Webb said.

A woman driving the second car struck by the pickup, a 2009 Mercedes, suffered minor injuries and declined medical attention, Webb said.

The cause of the crashes are under investigation; Webb said alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

“It could be distracted driving, lack of sleep, we may never know,” Webb said.

Original Post:

Two drivers were killed in a head-on collision at Highway 202 between Redmond and Fall City, the Washington State Patrol said late Sunday.

A passenger in one of the colliding cars was in critical condition, State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb said. In his Twitter account, the officer added that both drivers died at the scene.

Webb said in a phone interview that a third car was involved in the accident, with a person suffering “a minor injury” if any. The third car had “minimal damage.”

Webb said that the collision took place where Highway 202 meets 244th Avenue  Northeast. The road was expected to  be closed for several hours, he said.

The officer posted photos of the damage on his Twitter feed.

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