1 killed, 1 arrested, 2 hurt in SW Wash. crash
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The Clark County sheriff's office has arrested one driver in a two-vehicle head-on crash that killed an elderly Vancouver man in southwest Washington.
Two other people were seriously injured Tuesday night.
The sheriff's office says 20-year-old Tyler G. Peabody of Woodland was booked into jail for investigation of one count of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault Wednesday after his release from a hospital. Sgt. Scott Schanaker says excessive speed, alcohol and drugs are believed to have contributed to the crash.
Killed was the driver of the other car, 76-year-old Roy E. Thorp. A 72-year-old female passenger in Thorp's car and a 23-year-old male passenger in Peabody's car were hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday.
The sheriff's office says Peabody was passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone on a sweeping corner at a high rate of speed when he lost control of a 1992 Ford Mustang convertible.