Battle Ground man struck and killed by car in North Clark County


Pedestrian was run over by work van just before midnight Wednesday

A 23-year-old Battle Ground man was struck and killed by a work van just before midnight Wednesday in North Clark County. The man was identified as Jordan A. Soliday.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS personnel responded to a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in the 12700 block of NE 359th Street. When the first responders arrived, they found Soliday lying in the roadway. He had been struck by a Ford transit work van that was traveling west on NE 359th Street, which is a two-lane rural road north of Battle Ground with a 50 mph speed limit and no shoulder. 

The driver of the work van was identified as 57-year-old Aleksandr Kechick, a resident of Brush Prairie. Kechick told officers that Soliday had crossed directly into his path from the south side of the roadway.  

After the collision, Kechik and a passerby provided aid to Soliday until EMS personnel arrived. Soliday was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. He died at the hospital at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Kechik provided a statement to deputies and remained at the scene.  Kechik was not arrested nor was he issued any citations.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating the collision.Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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