UPDATE: Four sent to hospital after crash near Battle Ground

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: September 25, 2012, 7:47 PM

 

Four people were injured in a head-on collision Monday evening on state Highway 503 near Lewisville Park, said Trooper Will Finn, spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.

According to a WSP release, the crash happened just after 5 p.m. when a 1998 Ford Ranger driven by Wesley S. Chance, 23, of Battle Ground, crossed the center line and hit a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Jessica N. Julson, 36, of Yacolt head-on.

Julson and her two passengers, Tye D. Julson, 18, and Ethan Julson, 9, were sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. At The Columbian’s press time both Ethan and Tye had been released, but Jessica was still listed in satisfactory condition at the hospital. Chance was also sent to the hospital and later released.

Both cars were totaled.

Troopers were working the scene past 9 p.m. and the northbound lane was blocked for three hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

State patrol is investigating charges. Finn said drugs and alcohol were involved in the collision.