Man arrested for causing collision in Hazel Dell

David Minch, 23, received multiple charges for his role in a two-car accident Monday evening that left both himself and another driver with serious injuries

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and faces multiple charges for his role in a two-car collision that took place Monday evening in Hazel Dell.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as Alexei A. Kendall-Bray, age 20, of Vancouver. Kendall-Bray is recovering from injuries sustained in Monday’s accident. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
The driver of the Toyota was identified as Alexei A. Kendall-Bray, age 20, of Vancouver. Kendall-Bray is recovering from injuries sustained in Monday’s accident. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

David A. Minch, who is listed as homeless with ties to Vancouver and the state of Utah, was released from an area hospital Wednesday and booked into the Clark County Jail, charged with Vehicular Assault.  He was also booked for two outstanding warrants, Driving Under the Influence and Physical Control of a Vehicle while Under the Influence.  Additional charges of Driving With License Suspended-3rd Degree, Hit and Run-Property, and Ignition Interlock Violation were referred.

On Monday at 7:08 p.m., Fire District 6 personnel witnessed a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of NE 99th Street and NE Hazel Dell Avenue in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
On Monday at 7:08 p.m., Fire District 6 personnel witnessed a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of NE 99th Street and NE Hazel Dell Avenue in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

On Monday (March 29) at 7:08 p.m., Fire District 6 personnel witnessed a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of NE 99th Street and NE Hazel Dell Avenue in Vancouver.  They provided immediate aid to the two involved drivers, and Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene a few minutes later.  

Multiple witnesses reported that a white Chevrolet S10 pickup had been traveling west on NE 99th Street, and entered the intersection against a red light, colliding with a Toyota Avalon sedan that was in the intersection making a left turn from southbound Hazel Dell Avenue onto NE 99th Street.

On Monday at 7:08 Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office
On Monday at 7:08 Photo courtesy of Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Both drivers sustained serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital.  In addition to the collision, the white pickup had also collided with a stop sign a short time before at another location and had left the scene, leaving behind a license plate. 

Due to the nature of the collision and significant injuries, the CCSO Traffic Unit responded to the scene.  The driver of the truck was identified as Minch. The driver of the Toyota was identified as Alexei A. Kendall-Bray, age 20, of Vancouver.

Further investigation and interviews were conducted by detectives of the CCSO Traffic Unit.  Following interviews with Minch,  he was suspected of driving impaired.  A sample of his blood was obtained at the hospital to determine a level of impairment.  

Kendall-Bray is currently recovering from his injuries.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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