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Three injured in Mount Baker Highway wreck near Welcome Grocery

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries Monday morning on Mount Baker Highway near the Welcome Grocery Store.

First emergency radio traffic reports of the incident came across at approximately 8:45 a.m. at 5565 Mount Baker Highway near mile post 15.9.

According to Whatcom County Fire District No. 14 Chief Jerry Debruin, it appeared a Toyota Tacoma was traveling eastbound, when a Toyota Prius attempted to turn westbound out of the Welcome Grocery Store and T-boned the Prius on the driver's side.

Debruin said airbags deployed in both vehicles, but the driver of the Prius was Advanced Life Support transported from the scene and the two occupants in the Tacoma were Basic Life Support transported.

"The Mount Baker Highways is pretty darned busy in that area," Debruin said. "I'm surprised we don't have more problems there."

Debruin said both cars left the roadway, limiting the amount of delays on the highway.

Names of the injured were not available Monday.

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