UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 4:32 p.m.
The Washington State Patrol has released additional information from the fatal head-on collision on Thursday.
The 47-year-old Patricia Pierce from Gig Harbor was driving a black 2008 Chevrolet Equinox on eastbound SR 302 at 9:13 a.m.
When she was approaching 124th Avenue Court Kp N, she crossed the center line into the on-coming traffic and struck the black 2000 Ford Expedition. The car was driven by a 45-year-old Vaughn woman. A 7-year-old girl from Vaughn was also inside the car.
Pierce was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 45-year-old woman and the child were sent to St. Joseph's Hospital and Mary Bridge Hospital, respectively. Earlier today, Washington State Patrol spokesman Trooper Guy Gill reported that the child was in stable condition.
Both drivers and the passenger were wearing their seat belts.
The cause is still under investigation.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 12:57 p.m.
WSDOT Tacoma Traffic tweeted that SR 302 has reopened near Purdy. No backups are being reported.
The causing driver had a small dog in her lap at the time of the accident, which may have been a factor in the crash, Gill said. The driver and dog are deceased.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 12:45 p.m.
"The vehicles are being loaded up right now. Roadway will be open very soon." -via Trooper Gill.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10:54 a.m.
WSP Trooper Guy Gill has reported that the child is in stable condition at the hospital.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10:34 a.m.
The Washington State Patrol is currently responding to a fatal two-car collision on SR-302 at 124th Avenue Court Kp N.
Washington State Patrol spokesman Trooper Guy Gill has confirmed on Twitter that one adult female has been pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident happened around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.
SR-302 is closed at 124th as authorities investigate the scene.
The Washington State Department of Transportation has set up a detour on SR 302 at 118th Avenue NW. As crews divert traffic onto local roads, drivers should expect delays in the area.
Another adult female and child were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Check back on Patch as more information becomes available.