Head-on wreck shuts down Highway 27 near Freeman

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 26 at 2:20 PM

FREEMAN, Wash. -- A head-on wreck forced authorities to close Highway 27 near Freeman early Tuesday.

Authorities said the driver in a red car heading southbound crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic.  The red car then hit another car around 5:30 a.m. about two miles south of town. 

Medstar was dispatched to the scene.  The two drivers, both female, were sent to the hospital.  The driver of the red car suffered a broken leg.

Investigators said the driver who caused the wreck fell asleep at the wheel.

A detour was put in place while Washington State Patrol investigated.  The roadway was closed for hours but reopened around 8:45 a.m.

WSP troopers said niether drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash.
 

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