I-205 accident blamed on drunken driving

Car skidded on wet freeway

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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A Camas driver injured in a Friday night accident also stands accused of drunken driving, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Oneshia D. Banks, 33, was in satisfactory condition Saturday evening at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

The accident was reported at 11:26 p.m. along Interstate 205 southbound at the north end of the Glenn Jackson Bridge. Troopers said Banks had been driving a 2005 Toyota Avalon south onto the bridge from Highway 14 when she lost control and skidded into a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria.

The driver of the Ford, Darrin A. Loftus, 33, of Portland, was not reported injured.

Troopers allege Banks was driving too fast and skidded on wet pavement, causing the accident. She was charged with drunken driving.