PORT ANGELES — Two people were injured Sunday night in a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 101 that the State Patrol said might have been caused by a medical event.
According to a State Patrol report, the wreck took place at 8:14 p.m. at the Morse Creek S-curve three miles east of Port Angeles near Strait View Drive.
Port Angeles resident Cynthia L. Carvo, 66, was driving a red 2006 Ford Focus eastbound on Highway 101 and crossed over the centerline into the westbound lane, possibly due to a medical event, the report said.
At that time, Port Angeles resident Katie E. Hostetler, 30, was driving a black 2007 Subaru Impreza westbound in the area, as was Port Angeles resident Levi Q. Branch, 23, in a red 2004 Ford Ranger pickup truck.
Carvo’s car struck Hostetler’s vehicle head-on, and Branch’s truck struck Hostetler’s vehicle from behind.
Carvo and Hostetler were both injured and transported to Olympic Medical Center. Branch was not injured.
All three drivers were wearing seat belts.
State Patrol said the cause of the wreck was Carvo’s driving left of center, and Carvo was to be charged with crossing left of center.
Drugs or alcohol were not involved in the wreck, according to State Patrol.
Carvo’s and Hostetler’s vehicles were totalled while Branch’s truck suffered reportable damage. All three vehicles were impounded.
Highway 101 westbound was blocked for more than an hour by the wreck.Clallam County Fire District No. 2 also responded to the wreck.