Man struck by car on Highway 99 following crash

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



A man was injured Monday evening when authorities said he left the scene of a rear-end accident and was hit by a car on Highway 99 at Northeast 99th Street, in front of the Walgreens.

At 5:09 p.m., a Ford Ranger driven by Jose Funes Ramos, 30, of Vancouver collided with the back of a Chevy Suburban in the northbound lane, said Sgt. Chad Rothenberger of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Ramos’ passenger, Oscar Cruz-Ramirez, 29, of Vancouver went across the street into southbound traffic and was hit by a car.

“He just walked right into a vehicle going southbound,” Rothenberger said.

Cruz-Ramirez was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Funes Ramos was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

No one else was hurt in the accident, Rothenberger said.