Battle Ground teen dies in single-vehicle accident

Lacey Carol-Lynn Hall, 15, was driving on logging road six miles east of Woodland

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office released the name of a Battle Ground teen who died in a single-vehicle accident Friday on a logging road six miles east of Woodland.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident was 15-year-old Lacey Carol-Lynn Hall, who was pronounced dead by crew members from Cowlitz Fire District 1 at the scene of the accident. 

At about 11 p.m. Friday (June 5), deputies from the Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz Fire District 1 crews responded to the single-vehicle accident near the 700 block of Davis Peak Road. The vehicle, a 1996 Toyota pickup, had left the logging road it was traveling on and went down a steep hillside. 

A 16-year-old female passenger was able to exit the vehicle and make her way to the road. She was transported to Southwest Washington Peacehealth Medical Center with minor injuries. Fire crew members made their way to the truck and found the driver, who was deceased. 

At a Monday meeting, Battle Ground School District Superintendent Mark Ross informed members of the district’s Board of Directors that the district had provided grieving students and staff the opportunity to meet with Clark County’s School Mobilization Assistance Response Teams (SMART) members. The SMART team is made up of counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, ELA staff, security staff and community volunteers.

“We wanted to do something for our students, so we actually did set up a SMART team at Battle Ground High School,’’ Ross said. “We had a room available. We reached out to many students who we know this student was connected with, contacted families, called students, and had several counselors involved with the county-wide SMART team. Students were able to come to Battle Ground High School by appointment. We checked them in, checked their temperature, and asked them to wear masks. They were able to come into a SMART room and where they were able talk to adults if they wanted to. We wanted to make sure we gave as many students support as we possibly could. They will be available as much as needed.’’

Hall had been wearing a seatbelt. Hall’s parents were notified and assisted by the Cowlitz County Chaplaincy.

Information provided by Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.