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.
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.