Detectives are now seeking witnesses in a wrong-way, head-on crash on SR-18 that left one person seriously injured on New Year's Day.

The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. near Auburn Way when a 2001 Subaru was traveling east in the westbound lanes of SR-18 from I-5 and struck three other vehicles, according to Washington State Patrol.

The driver of one of the vehicles struck, a 2006 Acura, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital.

The driver of the Subaru was placed under arrest for Vehicular Assault due to the nature of injuries and suspected impairment.

WSP detectives are asking anyone who may have seen the collision or the Subaru prior to the collision to contact Detective Mauro at (425) 401-7746 or by email at victoria.mauro@wsp.wa.gov.

The driver of one of the vehicles struck, a 2006 Acura, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital. (Photo: KING)