Highway 101 shut down in Thurston County due to deadly crash

UPDATE: WSP says all lanes of the highway are now open as of 7:51 p.m.


THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. – Highway 101 is shut down in Thurston County after a deadly crash Monday afternoon.

WSP says the crash happened where Old Olympic Highway meets Highway 101, a few miles south of Kamilche.

Authorities say a pickup truck towing a trailer was heading north when the driver lost control, sending the truck into nearby trees and catching fire.

Four people were inside the truck when the crash happened. WSP says an adult died in the crash, and a juvenile was seriously injured.

Traffic is being diverted from the area, and it’s unclear how long the highway will remain closed.