Five injured in Highway 101 collision

Two airlifted to Harborview; road closed for over four hours

Five people were injured in a motor vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 101 just before 8 p.m. Monday evening, and two people were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The State Patrol said a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta lost control while on a curve near milepost 241 southwest of Port Angeles along the Elwha River and crossed into the opposite lane, where it struck an oncoming 2019 pickup truck.

Both vehicles were totally destroyed.

The driver of the Jetta, 19-year-old Dylan Hollis, and the passenger, 19-year-old Haiden Breitbach, were both airlifted to Harborview, according to the State Patrol, which said both were wearing seatbelts.

In an email Tuesday afternoon, Harborview spokesperson Barbara Clements said Hollis was in serious condition, but Breitbach was not on the hospital’s census.

Troopers said two of the three women in the pickup truck — a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old — were not wearing seatbelts, and all three were taken to Olympic Medical Center.

Olympic Medical Center did not immediately respond to requests for an update on their condition.

It’s unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved, the State Patrol said.

The collision caused the road to be closed for 4½ hours.


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