Passenger dies in fatal collision on Saturday

VANCOUVER — On Dec. 17, at about 8:09 p.m., the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Fire and American Medical Response responded to the 3400 block of NE Cavitt Road on the report of a single vehicle injury collision.

The driver had self-extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision. Emergency responders located one passenger still in the vehicle. The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The identities of the driver and passenger are not being released at this time. Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit are investigating the collision. Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be contributing factors.

There are no further details at this time, as this is an active investigation.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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