One person is dead; the result of a six-car crash on Highway 97 near the Yew Avenue exit around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The highway was closed in both direction for 2 ½ hours as emergency workers and police responded to the crash. Apparently the crash occurred in the northbound lanes, with one car spinning into the middle lane and another overturned, several people were trapped inside their cars. Our news partner, News Channel 21 says, according to witnesses, many motorists stopped to try and help the injured and AirLink was brought into transport the most seriously injured, but one person died an hour after the initial crash. One lane of Highway 97 was open by 8:30 p.m. and all lanes were open by 10 p-m. The names of the victims are not identified at this time and police are continuing the investigation.