Vancouver man injured in I-5 crash

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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One person was injured Friday morning in a three-car crash on Interstate 5.

The crash was reported just after 10 a.m. on the southbound exit to Fourth Plain Boulevard.

According to a Washington State Patrol release, a 1999 Dodge Dakota driven by Christopher Imre, 43, of Vancouver failed to slow and slammed into a 2010 Audi A4 driven by Sandra Tersteeg, 39, of Vancouver.

The Audi was then pushed into the rear of a 1999 Ford Mustang driven by Manuel Ramos Lopez, 24, of Woodland.

Imre was the only driver who reported injuries. He was treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and released.

The crash caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to the Dakota and Audi, both of which were towed from the scene, and an estimated $500 in damage to the Mustang.

The crash was caused by inattention, WSP said.

Imre was cited for speeding, according to the release.