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Two injured in Highway 20 crash

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a collision 4 miles north of Cusick that injured both drivers and required one of them to be airlifted to a Spokane hospital.

The collision occurred at 2 p.m. on Highway 20. Barry L. Campbell, 58, of Cusick, was driving his 1993 Mercury Topaz south when his vehicle crossed the center line.

Driving north was 61-year-old Colleen J. Nichols, also of Cusick. She steered her 2004 Volkswagen Beetle into the southbound lane to avoid Campbell’s Topaz and the two vehicles collided in the middle of the road, according to the WSP news release.

Nichols was transported to Newport Hospital and Campbell was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Both drivers were using seat belts and the crash remains under investigation.

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