1 dead, several injured in multi-car crash on SR-18 in Federal Way

Washington State Patrol is investigating after one person was killed and several others were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on State Route 18 near SR-167 in Federal Way.

According to state patrol, 911 calls came in around 8:55 p.m. about a wrong-way driver that was heading westbound in the eastbound lanes of SR-18.

Shortly after, more calls came in saying three cars had been involved in a crash.

WSP confirmed that one person was killed while several others suffered serious injuries.

SR-18 was closed for several hours between Weyerhaeuser Way and SR-167. Eastbound traffic on SR-18 was rerouted to Weyerhaeuser Way.

The highway has since reopened.

As that crash was being investigated and cleared, another crash happened several miles away on State Route 167 near South 277th Street.

Six vehicles were involved in the crash that blocked all northbound lanes between 15th Street Northeast and South 277th Street, according to Valley Regional Fire Authority.

The scene was cleared shortly before 3 a.m.

It is not known if anyone was hurt in the crash.