Woman seriously hurt when truck crashes into building

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A woman was seriously injured Tuesday evening when a pickup she was riding in crashed into the side of the 20th Street Mini Mart at Fairmount Avenue and East 20th Street.

Officials said that at 4:52 p.m. a red pickup with three women inside crashed into a brick building.

How the crash happened was unknown at The Columbian’s press time.

When Vancouver firefighters arrived at the scene, two women were out of the vehicle; one suffered a broken arm, said Vancouver police Sgt. Mike Davis.

The third woman, who was on the passenger side of the pickup, was transported to an area hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Scott Willis, spokesman with the Vancouver Fire Department. Her head hit the windshield and she was semiconscious when crews arrived, Willis said.

A Honda CRX allegedly involved in the crash was not on scene when firefighters arrived, Willis said. Witnesses told emergency responders the driver went to get some identification and left the scene.

There was no damage to the brick building.

Vancouver police are investigating.

The women’s names were not released.