Deadly car crash closes Highway 14

Deadly car crash closes Highway 14
Photo credit: WSP Trooper Will Finn

BRIDGE OF THE GODS, Wash. -- One person died and another was injured in a head-on crash on Highway 14 east of the Bridge of the Gods.

Traffic was blocked off for more than an hour and later diverted. At 6:30 p.m., the highway was reopened.

One person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn said.

The crash at milepost 41 was reported around 4 p.m. Thursday, just after a rockslide happened on the highway about 20 miles east of the crash.

Traffic was already extremely heavy because a rockslide closed Interstate 84 on the Oregon Side heading in to the Gorge.

Watch KATU News this evening for updates.