Driver dies after swerving into oncoming traffic near Snohomish

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NEAR SNOHOMISH, Wash. - A person is dead after driving head-on into oncoming traffic.

The crash occurred on U.S. Route 2 at state Route 9 near Snohomish, Trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol said.

The road way was closed in both directions, but has since reopened.

The causing driver was headed eastbound on the highway and swerved across the center line for unknown reasons.

The driver was in Kia Rio and smashed into a Suzuki head-on, Francis said.

The causing driver died on scene. The person driving the Suzuki was rushed to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and with life-threatening injuries.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision. Police have not released any additional details.

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