Three injured in I-5 collision

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Three people were injured in a rear-end collision that clogged lunchtime traffic on the southbound Interstate 5 bridge.

At 12:36 p.m. Kristi Holtgrieve, 37, of Vancouver was driving her 1996 Dodge Durango south on the I-5 bridge when she stopped for traffic, according to a memo from the Washington State Patrol.

Gary Golisch, 48, of Tigard, Ore., failed to stop his 2008 GMC Box Van in time and rear-ended the Durango, the memo said.

Golisch, Holtgrieve and her passenger, David Holtgrieve, 40, of Vancouver, were injured in the collision and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Both cars were towed from the scene.

Golisch was allegedly driving too fast for conditions, which caused the crash, the memo said. Traffic was clogged for over an hour while crews worked at the scene.