Careening car strikes Washougal man’s SUV

Highway covered with ice, snow

By Craig Brown, Columbian Metro Editor



A Washougal man escaped injury after a car sliding out of control on an icy, snow-covered highway struck his SUV. His passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 26, which leads from the Portland area to Central Oregon.

According to Oregon State Police, Andrew J. Mason, 32, was driving eastbound when the driver of an oncoming Toyota Camry lost control on the slick highway and skidded into his lane near milepost 63, in the area of Frog Lake, about eight miles east of Government Camp, Ore.

Mason was uninjured, but passenger Joscelyn Frank, 25, also of Washougal, was taken to Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham, Ore., for treatment.

All three occupants of the Camry, who were from Bend, Ore., were transported to the hospital. They were: Tanner Quinn, 17, the driver, Savannah Rivas, 16, and Allison Quinn, 14.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, police said.