Life Flight called to Tuesday night crash near White Salmon

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash on state Highway 141 north of White Salmon Tuesday evening.

Cesar Hernandez-Arevalo, 29, was driving a 1998 Chevorlet Blazer south on state Highway 141 near milepost 5 around 7:30 p.m.

According to a Washington State Patrol bulletin, his SUV left the road to the west, entered a drainage ditch, struck a culvert, rotated and came to a rest blocking the southbound lane of SR141.

A passenger in the car fled on foot after the crash, state patrol said.

Hernandez-Arevalo was flown by Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. He was listed in fair condition on Wednesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

He was cited for DUI, the release said.

State patrol is investigating.