Head-on collision at Hogans Corner sends two to hospital

Two people were injured in a two-car collision at Hogans Corner Wednesday afternoon.

A 2006 Ford Taurus driven by Lloyd W. Osborne, 38, of Puyallup. was travelling southbound on SR109 at Hogans Corner when a 2000 Ford Mustang turned northbound onto the highway from the gas station.

Washington State Patrol reported Osborne braked the Taurus with a delayed reaction, crossed the center line and struck the Mustang head-on. The driver of the Mustang, Kurt H. Deutsch, 68, of Ocean Shores, was uninjured. Osborne was also uninjured, but his two passengers, James A. Cooper Jr., 29, and Shannon L. Lentz, 47, both of Federal Way, were transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for their injuries.

Northbound SR109 remained blocked for one hour until the roadway was cleared. The press memo filed by WSP stated drugs and or alcohol were involved in the accident, which remains under investigation.