Vancouver resident Gregory Bailey, 59, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of Vehicular Homicide
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a fatal collision that claimed the life of a Vancouver man last fall.
On Thursday (March 23), CCSO Traffic Unit detectives booked 59-year-old Gregory Bailey, of Vancouver, into the Clark County Jail under one count of Vehicular Homicide. The investigation showed that on Sat. Oct. 1, Bailey was operating his 2016 Chevrolet Corvette northbound on NE Saint Johns Road at speeds in excess of 100 mph while under the influence of alcohol, when the Corvette collided with a Ford Escape traveling in the same direction. On Oct. 4, the operator of the Escape, 58-year-old Gerald Plato, died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision.
The dash camera video of a witness, to include other witness statements, shows the Corvette racing a white SUV mere seconds prior to the crash. Both vehicles were matching each other’s relative speeds, well in excess of the 45 mph speed limit. Due to the poor quality of video footage, detectives have been unable to identify the specific make/model of this vehicle, nor have detectives been able to identify the driver.
The driver of the white SUV is complicit in the death of Plato, according to CCSO investigators and Traffic Unit detectives would like to speak with the persons(s) involved. Anyone with information regarding the unidentified vehicle or person(s) involved is asked to contact CCSO Traffic Detectives at (564) 397-4597 and reference Case Number 22-9238.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
- Former criminals deemed ‘marginalized’ under Washington state worker trainingThe interview panel for new Washington state employees must undergo anti-bias training and the job candidate will be subject to questions regarding anti-racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
- Opinion: State salary report shows running a school district is often the best job in townLiv Finne of the Washington Policy Center believes that it’s important for the public to be informed about how much school leaders are paid and how effective the system is at educating children. Washington State Fiscal Information
- Letter: ‘The process for restoring an effective representative form of government is now about the healthy functioning of citizens’ minds on important matters’Matt Garland states that Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is misusing federal funds by using taxpayer dollars to pay for her campaign mailers and that her town halls are really not public outreach town halls.
- Expect daytime delays on northbound I-5 in Vancouver for drainage work, June 5-8Possible delays expected on northbound Interstate 5 in Vancouver next week as Washington State Department of Transportation installs catch basins to prevent pooling and improve safety during heavy rainstorms.
- Woodland youth baseball team offers delicious twist to fundraisingFCA Woodland Lumberjacks, a youth baseball club, sold 600 barbecue tri-tip sandwiches last year in a little more than three hours, but on Saturday, the team is hoping to sell more than three times as many sandwiches during its fundraiser.
- Adult male killed in collision between motorcycle and carCollision near Brush Prairie results in the death of a motorcycle rider, with speed and alcohol suspected as contributing factors.
- Should Washington workers fired for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine be rehired by the state?Should Washington workers fired for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine be rehired by the state?