Updated, 1:45 p.m. Wednesday:

CRESCENT BAR — An East Wenatchee man injured in a collision Tuesday near Crescent Bar is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Josh Vines, 33, is in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, said hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg Wednesday morning.

Vines on Tuesday was eastbound on Highway 28 when he apparently swerved his Subaru wagon to avoid a deer carcass and collided with a westbound Dodge Neon, according to Washington State Patrol.

The driver of the Dodge, 40-year-old Wendy Nevarez Macias of Ephrata, was transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. 

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CRESCENT BAR — Two people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a collision near Crescent Bar.

A 1997 Subaru station wagon was eastbound on Highway 28 when the driver apparently lost control while attempting to avoid a deer carcass in the roadway. The car collided with a 2004 Dodge Neon in the oncoming lane, said Trooper John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol.

The driver of the Subaru, 33-year-old Josh Vines of East Wenatchee, and the driver of the Dodge, 40-year-old Wendy Nevarez Macias of Ephrata, were taken to Central Washington Hospital in what Bryant described as “pretty bad shape.”

According to a hospital spokeswoman, Vines was stabilized and transferred to another hospital and Nevarez Macias is in satisfactory condition.

The collision was reported at 6:50 a.m. at milepost 19. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The roadway was blocked but was reopened later in the morning. Road conditions were bare and dry.

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