Wreck blocks Highway 101 traffic near Quilcene

QUILCENE — A wreck on U.S. Highway 101 near Quilcene sent one person to the hospital and blocked traffic for about three hours, according to the State Patrol.

The wreck occurred just after 5 p.m. Monday near Spencer Creek Road about 6 miles south of Quilcene.

Ingeborg Fry, 67, of Port Townsend was stopped in the southbound lane at milepost 302 due to snowy road conditions, the State Patrol said. Fry’s blue 2008 Ford Fusion was hit from behind by a black 1997 Ford Thunderbird driven by Emilee Puckett, 22, of Woodland who was also driving south.

Pucket was driving too fast for the newly snowy conditions and was unable to stop her vehicle before hitting Fry’s Ford Fusion, the State Patrol said.

“It was a minor incident,” said Trooper Russ Winger, State Patrol spokesman.

Pucket was taken to Jefferson Healthcare hospital. Winger said Pucket’s injuries were minor. A hospital spokesperson declined to release information on Puckett’s condition Tuesday. State Patrol troopers have not checked on her condition, Winger said.

Fry was not injured in the wreck. Both Pucket and Fry were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, the State Patrol said.

Fry’s vehicle was damaged but she was able to drive it from the scene, the State Patrol said, while Pucket’s Ford Thunderbird was damaged and towed from the scene.

The wreck blocked traffic on the highway in both directions for more than three hours. Delays were made worse by winter weather conditions, troopers said.

The area south of Quilcene was given the all-clear by the State Patrol at 8:49 p.m. Monday night.

Pucket received an infraction ticket for driving too fast for conditions, according to Winger.

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Jefferson County Editor/Reporter Cydney McFarland can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 55052, or at cmcfarland@ peninsuladailynews.com.

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