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Two injured in head-on crash on US 2 near Monroe

Part of U.S. 2, just east of Monroe is shut down after a head-on crash near milepost 17, Friday night, Jan. 12, 2018. (Photo: State Patrol)

NEAR MONROE, Wash. - Two people were injured in a head-on crash that shut down part of U.S. 2, just east of Monroe Friday night.

The crash happened around 5:35 p.m. near 227th St. SE. at milepost 17.

According to the State Patrol, two vehicles were headed eastbound, when one rear-ended the other, forcing that vehicle into on-coming traffic. That vehicle was then t-boned.

Firefighters said on person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries another was taken to a separate hospital with minor injuries.

Troopers said none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

A short time later, another crash happened in the same area, but does not appear to be related to the first crash. No word yet if there are any injuries in the second crash.

US 2 was shut down in both directions in that area for more than an hour.

Crews were able to clear one lane and alternate traffic until the investigation wrapped up.

The scene was cleared and reopened in both directions around 9:00 p.m.

This is the second crash that has shut down US 2 near Monroe this week.

On Monday, four people were injured when a log truck spilled it's load trying to avoid a head-on crash near 88th Street.

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