Passenger in stolen vehicle dies in early morning Vancouver crash

VANCOUVER — One man is dead after an early morning crash in Vancouver involving a stolen vehicle.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office reports that a high-impact collision between two vehicles happened at the 4000 block of Northeast Minnehaha St., in Vancouver, around 6 a.m. this morning, Tue., Dec. 6.

Law enforcement investigators say an initial investigation shows that the stolen vehicle was traveling westbound on Minnehaha Street when another vehicle attempted to turn into a nearby parking lot and drove into the path of the westbound vehicle.

“Excessive speed of the westbound vehicle may be a causing factor in this crash,” the Clark County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.

The front-seat passenger in the westbound vehicle was killed in the impact. The driver of the westbound vehicle, along with a female passenger in the back seat were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle turning into the parking lot was not injured.

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies, Vancouver Fire & Rescue and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to the accident. The Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating.


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Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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