4 hurt as pickups pass motorhome and crash on Hwy. 101

FORKS, Wash. - Four people were injured when two pickups started to pass a motorhome at the same time and crashed on Highway 101 near Forks on Saturday evening, the Washington State Patrol reported.

State troopers responded to the scene, about 14 miles northeast of Forks, just before 9 p.m.

An investigation found that a 2001 Ford F350 pickup towing a flatbed trailer was stuck behind a 21-foot motorhome as they headed east on Highway 101.

The driver of the Ford pickup, a 33-year-old Forks man, started to pass the motorhome.

As he did, a 1995 Toyota Tacoma pickup behind him also started to pass the motorhome at the same time.

The Toyota Tacoma, driven by an 18-year-old Bothell man, hit the flatbed trailer, lost control, spun around and slammed into the motorhome.

The Toyota Tacoma rolled over while the motorhome careened off the roadway and crashed into two trees.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma and his passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Germany, both suffered arm injuries and were taken to Forks Hospital.

The driver of the motorhome, a 56-year-old California man, was taken to the hospital with injuries to the arm and face. His passenger, a 48-year-old California woman, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with ankle injuries.

No one in the Ford F350 pickup was hurt.

The motorhome and the Toyota Tacoma pickup were both totalled.