SR 18 reopens after fatal crash causes hourslong closure

KING COUNTY, Wash. — Both directions of State Route 18 near Issaquah and Snoqualmie have reopened after an hourslong closure caused by a fatal crash.

The highway was closed between Interstate 90 and Issaquah-Hobart Road for about 4 hours.

The crash just west of the Tiger Mountain State Forest was first reported at around 4:40 a.m. Friday.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Chelsea DeHart said a bus, a semitruck, and a car were involved in a head-on collison.

Only one person was on the bus.

At one point, traffic was backed up about six miles.

Trooper DeHart said the highway reopened at around 9 a.m.

No information has been released about the person who was killed.