Four teens hurt in rollover crash, collision near Camas

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Four teenagers were injured Monday afternoon in a rollover and two-car collision in the area of Southeast 283rd Avenue and Crown Road, near Camas and just north of Washougal, according to a bulletin from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

About 2:25 p.m. Monday, three teens were in a 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser, headed south, when the driver lost control on a curve and crossed into the northbound lane, in the path of a northbound 1999 Daewoo sedan driven by another teen, the bulletin said.

The Land Cruiser's driver overcorrected the steering and it rolled, ejecting all three occupants, who were not wearing seat belts, according to the bulletin written by Detective Alex Schoening with the sheriff’s Traffic Unit.

The Land Cruiser also collided with the Daewoo, injuring its driver.

One person was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Southwest Washington Medical Center, and the other three were taken by ground ambulance to the medical center.

As of Monday night, two of the four had been released from the hospital and two remained there in stable condition, also called satisfactory condition.

The sheriff’s office did not release the names of the teens, saying they are juveniles. Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Roberts said they are high-school age and that the injuries to the one flown by Life Flight helicopter weren’t as serious as those a Life Flight helicopter more typically is used for.

Deputies did not provide what cities the injured teens are from.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.