Rollover crash hurts one, snarls Highway 14

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



A single-vehicle rollover crash at the West Camas Slough Bridge clogged midday traffic on Highway 14 for more than an hour.

The accident was reported at 12:24 p.m. The driver, Patricia M. Ellis, 60, of Washougal was eastbound approaching the bridge when her 2004 Dodge Stratus left the roadway to the right, struck the bridge railing and rolled onto its top, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Ellis was treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and later released.

Troopers said driver inattention caused the crash and charged Ellis with suspected second-degree negligent driving.

The crash blocked eastbound traffic until about 1:42 p.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation, creating a backup more than a mile long.

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