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WOODLAND, WA (KPTV) – A 75-year-old man died after a head-on collision on State Route 503 Friday, Washington State Patrol says.

The crash occurred in Cowlitz County just east of Woodland near Butte Hill Road just after 1:30 p.m.

WSP says William A. Giske, of Ariel, was driving a blue 1999 Kia Sephia north on SR-503 when he veered across the center line and hit a second driver head-on. The second driver, Steven A. Mauldin, 60, of Woodland, was driving south in a silver 1998 BMW Z3.

WSP says Mauldin was injured and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was not clear.

WSP says the cause of the crash is under investigation.

SR-503 Friday afternoon was shut down in the area, with traffic moving again through the area by 3:30 p.m. with alternating closures.

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