Woman still in hospital after Sunday crash

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Updated: December 10, 2012, 9:24 PM

 

A Vancouver woman remained hospitalized Monday night with injuries suffered in a Sunday morning crash on state Highway 14.

Lori Gibson, 48, was in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Paul Gibson, 48, who was driving the vehicle that Lori Gibson was a passenger in, was released from the hospital Monday.

The two were injured around 3 a.m. Sunday when their Jeep Cherokee was hit by another Cherokee on Highway 14 near 164th Avenue, according to the Washington State Patrol. The second Cherokee was driven by Christopher Weddle, 26, of Keizer, Ore.

According to WSP, both cars were in the right eastbound lane immediately before the crash. When Weddle attempted to go around Gibson, the cars collided, WSP said.

Weddle did not report any injuries.

WSP said Weddle was speeding and is suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The right eastbound lane was closed for about four hours while troopers investigated.

Both Jeeps were totaled.