Troopers investigate deadly wrong-way crash on SR-18 in Auburn

Troopers are investigating a deadly wrong-way crash Sunday night on Highway 18 in Auburn

Medics responded to a report of a multi-car collision at about 9 p.m. It led to eastbound Highway 18 between Weyerhaeuser and Highway 167 to close.

According to investigators, several witnesses called about a driver traveling the wrong way on Highway 18 and shortly after there were calls about a three-car crash. 

Troopers said the wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head-on. The driver in that car died at the scene. 

A driver and a passenger in another vehicle were injured and taken to Auburn Regional Medical.

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In a Washington State Patrol report, the wrong-way driver is suspected of driving under in the influence and faces charges of DUI and vehicular homicide. 

The investigation remains ongoing.