More information in mini mart crash

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Further details of a Tuesday evening car crash have revealed that a Ford F-150 pickup was involved in a T-bone crash before it struck a mini mart at East 20th Street and Fairmount Avenue.

At 4:52 p.m., a Ford F-150 with three woman inside turned onto northbound Fairmount Avenue from eastbound East 20th Street, failing to yield the right-of-way to traffic, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. The pickup was struck on the passenger side by an oncoming Honda Civic, which forced the pickup into the brick wall of the 20th Street Mini Mart.

A woman sitting on the passenger side of the truck was transported to a hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Scott Willis of the Vancouver Fire Department. Her head hit the windshield and she was semiconscious when crews arrived.

The driver of the Civic fled the scene on foot before police arrived. Witnesses told emergency responders the driver said he was going to get identification. His passenger remained in the car.

Vancouver police are still trying to locate the driver. The names of those involved were not released.