A three-vehicle crash just before 6 a.m. Friday on state Route 410 East near 166th Avenue East in Sumner resulted in two deaths.
Witnesses report a pickup crossed the barrier, hitting a car traveling in the opposite direction. A fully-loaded semi truck with trailer slammed into both vehicles.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters responded. The drivers of the pickup and car were pronounced dead at the scene.
One eastbound lane of SR 410 East is blocked. Both westbound lanes are blocked, but drivers are getting by on the shoulder.
Washington State Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.