Fatal collision on Highway 522 in Kenmore

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KENMORE, Wash. (AP) -- One person was killed and two injured in a head-on collision on Highway 522 Tuesday morning in Kenmore.

King County sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindi West says one car crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an oncoming car.

She told KOMO Radio the roadway was slushy at the time from snow, but it's uncertain if that was a factor in the collision.

The accident blocked westbound lanes and all but one eastbound lane.

The Transportation Department says traffic has increased on the highway -- as an alternate route between Seattle and the eastside -- since tolling began in December on the Highway 520 floating bridge.

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Information from: KOMO-AM, http://www.komoradio.com/