Crash blocks Mill Plain in front of Southwest Medical Center

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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A four-car crash blocked the entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center early Tuesday afternoon.

The crash was reported by multiple callers shortly after 2 p.m.

When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they reported all westbound lanes of East Mill Plain Boulevard were blocked by the crash, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. Several people were out of their vehicles.

One AMR ambulance and one engine from the Vancouver Fire Department responded, along with a few Vancouver police officers, said Capt. Kevin Murray, Vancouver Fire Departmentspokesman.

One patient complained of back pain, he said.

This story will be updated.