Three taken to hospital after Highway 503 crash

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Three women were taken to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash on state Highway 503 at Lewisville Park, north of Battle Ground.

The driver of a sedan needed to be extricated, said Battalion Chief Brett Graham of Clark County Fire & Rescue. “We had to cut the door off the driver’s side,” he said.

A Washington State Patrol report said a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Tanya V. Kryachun, 19, of Vancouver was heading onto southbound Highway 503 from Lewisville Park and a 1994 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Michael H. Young, 60, of Eugene, Ore., was northbound on the highway when the crash happened. The Focus ended up in the northbound lane and the 4-Runner came to rest on the southbound shoulder. One lane of the highway was closed for 45 minutes.

Kryachun was cited for second-degree negligent driving. Kryachun and her passengers, Lidiya V. Kryachun, 18, and Evelina Gavrilova , 21, both of Vancouver, were admitted to the hospital. Their conditions were not available at The Columbian’s press time.

The patrol said Young was not injured.