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.
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