Fatal crash blocks Hwy 20 in Gardner

A fatal car crash has closed Highway 20 in Gardner.

Washington State Patrol says two cars crashed on the highway and are blocking traffic in both directions. Authorities confirmed the crash was fatal, but have not specified how many people died or if there were other injuries.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes are closed while troopers investigate, and drivers are urged to find alternate routes.

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The cause of the collision has not yet been determined.