Serious injuries avoided in five-vehicle wreck near Blyn

BLYN — Several people escaped serious injury in a five-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 101 on Wednesday evening.

The wreck at 4:09 p.m. near Old Blyn Highway was a chain reaction, State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said Thursday.

A 2006 Chevy Suburban driven by Brian Priest, 51, was headed eastbound and swerved as traffic was slowing, and to avoid a dump truck he recorrected and hit a Mercedes, which caused it to hit two more vehicles.

Priest’s community of residence was not immediately available.

One person was taken to Jefferson Healthcare as a precaution, Winger said.

Priest will be cited for driving too fast for the conditions, according to Winger.

The scene of the wreck was cleared by 6:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Further detail about the wreck was not immediately available Thursday.

This is one of five vehicles involved in a wreck on U.S. Highway 101 near Blyn on Wednesday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

This is one of five vehicles involved in a wreck on U.S. Highway 101 near Blyn on Wednesday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

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