Update: Feb. 8, 2023 at 4:09 p.m.

Two people are dead and three are in critical condition after a two-car collision on US 2 near Tumwater Canyon Wednesday morning.

A brown Honda CR-V was traveling eastbound US 2. 55-year-old Elizabeth Fortin from Delta, British Columbia, lost control of the SUV, crossed into the opposite lane, and was struck by a 2013 Toyota RAV4.

Both passengers in the CR-V, 79-year-old Petar Kvenich and 75-year-old Maria Valkovich from Chilliwack, British Columbia, died at Central Washington Hospital.

Both Fortin and the two occupants in the RAV4, 68-year-old driver Roy M. Worden and 67-year-old passenger Lori E. Worden from Leavenworth, are in critical condition.

Update: Feb. 8, 2023 at 11:24 a.m.

One person is now dead and two are in critical condition.

At 11:18 a.m., US 2 between Coles Corner to West of Leavenworth reopened.

Washington State Patrol is currently contacting next of kin.

Original: Feb. 8, 2023 at 10:21 a.m.

Five people are seriously injured after a t-bone collision on US 2 near Tumwater Canyon Wednesday morning.

At approximately 9 a.m., WSDOT crews closed US 2 between MP 85-99, at Coles Corner to West of Leavenworth due to a serious collision.

At MP 99, the causing vehicle was traveling eastbound on US 2 when the driver lost control, rotated into the opposite lane, and was t-boned by an oncoming vehicle.

Washington State Trooper Collin Cumaravel says the causing vehicle was driving too fast for conditions.

Five people were transported to Central Washington Hospital with serious injuries.

There is currently no estimated time for reopening and no detour is available at this time.

Details will be posted later today.

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