Personnel from Clallam Fire District No. 2 clean up following a two-vehicle head-on collision near the east end of the Elwha River Bridge on U.S. Highway 101 at 8:30 p.m. Friday. (Jay Cline/Clallam Fire District No.2)

Personnel from Clallam Fire District No. 2 clean up following a two-vehicle head-on collision near the east end of the Elwha River Bridge on U.S. Highway 101 at 8:30 p.m. Friday. (Jay Cline/Clallam Fire District No.2)

Three persons taken to hospital in Elwha River Bridge crash

Washington State Patrol reported that the driver of one vehicle suffered a medical emergency and crossed the center line.

PORT ANGELES — Three persons were transported to Olympic Medical Center on Friday evening following a two-vehicle head-on collision at the Elwha River Bridge.

The Washington State Patrol reported that Emmett D. Treichel, 77, of Forks was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban at 8:30 p.m. when he suffered a medical emergency.

The Suburban crossed the center line of the U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Elwha River and struck an Ford F150 pickup truck driven by Ronald K. Sund, 58, of Edmonds.

Sund, passenger Bernita K. Sund, 56, also of Edmonds, and Treichel were all transported to Olympic Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

As of Saturday morning, their condition is unknown.

Clallam Fire District No. 2 personnel responded to the collision.

The State Patrol said it is unknown whether the drivers were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Both drivers and the passenger were wearing restraints.

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