Driver killed, 2 children seriously injured in crash on U.S. 101, State Patrol reports

A 38-year-old woman was killed and two children were seriously injured in a wreck overnight Saturday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

About 12:10 a.m., the woman and children were headed south on U.S. Highway 101 in Pacific County. Troopers say the woman was driving too fast for conditions and lost control of the car at Milepost 61. She then crossed the northbound lanes, entered a ditch and crashed into a tree.

Tracey I. Koonrad of South Bend died at the scene. The two children, ages 11 and 9, were injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.