A head-on crash Wednesday in Sumner sent three people to the hospital, East Pierce Fire & Rescue said.
The three patients were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center, and two had life-threatening injuries, East Pierce Battalion Chief Eric McLeroy reported.
The two-car wreck happened about 4:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of East Valley Highway East.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to get the patients out of the vehicles.
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The road was closed as police and fire officials responded.
Police were investigating what caused the wreck, and expected the road to be closed until about 8 or 9 p.m., spokeswoman Carmen Palmer said.