Updated, Monday, May 21, 10:43 a.m.
A 52-year-old man from Lakebay was killed in a head-on collision Monday morning, causing a portion of SR 302 near Purdy Spit to temporarily close.
The incident happened around 6:46 a.m., according to the Washington State Patrol.
The man was traveling westbound on SR 302 in his 2007 Honda Civic when he crossed the center line and struck a 1997 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 56-year-old woman from Port Orchard. She was transported to Tacoma General Hospital.
WSP Trooper Guy Gill said the male driver was about 4 feet over the center line before crashing into oncoming traffic. His car came to a stop in the eastbound lane while the woman’s car was pushed down an embankment upon impact.
The man was pronounced dead at . Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the causing driver, who was killed in the crash, was a 52-year-old man from Lakebay. He was driving a 2007 Honda Civic.
The 54-year-old woman from Port Orchard was driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla. She was transported to a local hospital.
Trooper Guy Gill said the male driver was about 4 feet over the center line before striking oncoming car.
Neither cars went in the water, according to officials.
They are still investigating the cause of the collision.
UPDATE: At 9:20 a.m., WSDOT Tacoma Traffic tweeted that SR 302 at the Purdy Spit has reopened to traffic.
UPDATE: At 8:55 a.m., tow trucks are on scene at the SR-302 collision, according to Trooper Gill.
A fatality collision near Purdy has closed a portion of SR 302, authorities are reporting.
The Washington State Patrol Tweeted the following:
The 2 car collision on SR-302 is now a fatality. 1 person confirmed deceased. More shortly...
The Washington State Department of Transportation also Tweeted the following:
SR 302 remains blocked both directions @ the Purdy Spit due to a collision. Closure expected to be in effect for an extended period of time.
Patch will have more on this story as information becomes available.