Vancouver woman hit and killed in driveway

Victim identified as 28-year-old Rachel Casper of Vancouver

A 28-year-old Vancouver woman was killed Saturday night when she was hit by an SUV in her own driveway. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Rachel Casper.

On Saturday (June 13) at 7:30 p.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS personnel were dispatched to the 8300 block of NE 139th Street for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision.  The 9-1-1 caller at the residence that her daughter had been struck by a vehicle.  

Upon arrival, first responders discovered the victim, later identified as Casper, was lying in the front yard of her residence, and had been struck by an eastbound Chevrolet Suburban.  The Suburban had crashed into a tree at the residence after striking Casper.  The driver of the SUV, identified as 25-year-old Allister Gollihugh, stayed at the scene.

Despite rescue efforts, Casper  was declared deceased at the scene.  

The CCSO Traffic Unit responded to the collision scene.  According to witness information, Casper and her father were preparing to walk to a neighbor’s house nearby.  Prior to leaving their driveway, the eastbound Suburban left the roadway, colliding first with a power pole, then striking Casper in the driveway of her residence.  The vehicle then collided with a large tree.

Gollihugh was cooperative with investigators and was released later.  He showed no obvious signs of impairment.  The collision incident is under investigation by CCSO Traffic Detectives and Gollihugh was not issued any citations or charged at the scene.  Neither Gollihugh nor the victim’s father sustained injury.  Additional forensic evidence will be examined and processed, as well as an investigation into why the vehicle left the roadway. 

Gollihugh was listed as a resident of Keizer, Oregon.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.