Women critical after crash near B.G.

Saturday accident under investigation

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Two Oregon women were in critical condition Sunday night with injuries suffered in a Saturday afternoon car crash north of Battle Ground.

Judith R. May, 64, La Pine, Ore., the driver of a 2004 Toyota pickup ,and her passenger, Mary Anne Veentjer, 53, no address available, were in the intensive care unit of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Ray Curry, 32, of Battle Ground was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pickup in the two-vehicle crash and was treated and released at the hospital.

Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Roberts said the accident happened about 2:42 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast 142nd Avenue and 249th Street.

A press release said the crash occurred when the Toyota was southbound on Northeast 142nd Avenue, turned west onto Northeast 249th Street and made a sudden U-turn back onto Northeast 142nd Avenue — directly into the path of the southbound Chevrolet pickup.

The Chevrolet pickup struck the driver’s side of the Toyota, the press release said. It said the driver of the Chevy did not have time to avoid the crash.

Both occupants of the Toyota were taken to PeaceHealth, one by Life Flight and one by AMR ambulance.

This collision is under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.

Roberts said there was no evidence to suggest either driver was impaired.