Brush Prairie traffic collision results in one fatality early Monday morning

BRUSH PRAIRIE — During the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 6, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS, along with personnel from Clark County Fire District 3, responded to a single-vehicle, single-occupant traffic collision in the area of 14306 NE 144th St., in Brush Prairie.

During the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 6, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS, along with personnel from Clark County Fire District 3, responded to a single-vehicle, single-occupant traffic collision in the area of 14306 NE 144th St., in Brush Prairie.
The driver of a single vehicle involved in a collision in Brush Prairie during the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 6, was pronounced dead at the scene. Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire District 3

Clark County Fire District 3 engine 31 arrived to find a single vehicle had crashed into a tree and had extensive damage. EMS arrived and pronounced the driver deceased. The deceased driver of the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer was later identified as 27-year-old Benjamin D. Tiniakoff, of Brush Prairie. Tiniakoff was a graduate of Prairie High School.

According to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), a preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was eastbound on Northeast 144th Street in the 14400 block and crossed the center line into the westbound lane of travel, and left the roadway on the north side of Northeast 144th Street and struck a tree. The collision was not witnessed and causing factors are still under investigation by the CCSO Traffic Unit.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded and will complete the investigation and determine the cause. The Vancouver Fire Department and AMR also assisted. No other information is being released at this time.

During the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 6, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS, along with personnel from Clark County Fire District 3, responded to a single-vehicle, single-occupant traffic collision in the area of 14306 NE 144th St., in Brush Prairie.
Personnel from Clark County Fire District 3 arrived at the scene of a single-vehicle, single-occupant collision to find the vehicle had crashed into a tree and had extensive damage. Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire District 3
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Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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