Two hurt, one critically, in head-on crash near Camas

By Mark Bowder, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Two people were injured Saturday, one critically, in a head-on collision on state Highway 500 west of Camas, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. when a westbound 1993 Suzuki Sidekick driven by Jaime L. Saemann, 45, of Camas crossed the center line and crashed into an eastbound 2004 Honda Element driven by Makayla M. Yost, 17, of Vancouver.

Saemann suffered leg and facial injuries and was taken by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. She was reported in critical condition Saturday night.

Yost suffered bruises and was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center by a parent. She was being evaluated in the hospital's emergency room Saturday night.

Both vehicles were totaled. The accident remains under investigation.