UPDATE: Two hospitalized after Interstate 205 rollover

By Paul Suarez, Columbian freelance

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Updated: July 3, 2012, 9:33 PM

 

Two men were sent to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after a truck rolled on Interstate 205 near state Highway 500.

The crash was reported at 4:32 p.m. on the I-205 north ramp to Highway 500 westbound.

Vancouver fire Capt. Dave James said a 1997 Toyota pickup lost control and rolled over an embankment, landing in blackberries.

The truck came to a rest on its side, trapping the driver Paul R. Scott, 52, of Vancouver and his passenger, Randal C. Young, 56, also of Vancouver.

Both men were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where Scott was treated and released. Young was in the emergency room at The Columbian’s press time.

When firefighters arrived, they started clearing brush to get to the truck, James said. It was secured with a rope system so firefighters could cut the roof off with extrication tools.

The Washington State Patrol closed the ramp for about 20 minutes during the response, said Trooper Ryan Tanner.

The state patrol cited excessive speed and drugs/alcohol as factors.