Vancouver man dies in single-vehicle crash near Toledo

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Adam W. Newstrom, 28, of Vancouver died in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday night in Lewis County.

Newstrom was a passenger in a 1991 Honda Accord driven by Jonathon K. Reno of Vancouver, according to Washington State Patrol.

Reno was traveling south on Jackson Highway at a high rate of speed, according to the patrol.

The Accord was turning a corner, struck a guardrail and crossed the center line near Ray Road, two miles south of Toledo, according to the patrol. Then, the Honda struck a power pole on the front right passenger door of the vehicle and came to rest in a ditch, according to the patrol. The crash was reported just before 7 p.m.

Reno was transported via air ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he was listed in satisfactory condition Monday night.

Troopers are investigating the cause of the crash but indicated in a press release that drugs or alcohol are suspected as a factor.