Two hurt in evening accidents on Vancouver freeway

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

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Two people were injured Friday in two accidents in heavy eastbound traffic on state Highway 14 in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Two people were injured Friday in two accidents in heavy eastbound traffic on state Highway 14 in Vancouver, according to Washington State Patrol.

The first crash occurred at 6:02 p.m. near milepost 4, when a 2007 GMC Canyon pickup driven by Evan E. Bryant, 26, of Vancouver crashed into a 2006 Kia Spectra driven by Joshua M. Daugherty, 28, of Vancouver, who had stopped for traffic on the freeway, a WSP accident bulletin said.

A passenger in Daugherty’s car, Jessica L. Daugherty, 32, of Vancouver was hurt in the crash and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. She was being treated for minor injuries later Friday evening. Neither Joshua Daugherty nor Bryant were injured.

Bryant was cited for negligent driving, the patrol reported.

The second crash occurred at 6:22 p.m. near milepost 6, when a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Sara S. Cole, 41, of Vancouver crashed into a 2005 Mercedes E320 driven by Louis C. Schnell, 81, of Camas, who had stopped for heavy traffic. The impact propelled the Mercedes into a 1995 Ford Aspire driven by Nicholas L. Plamondon, 30, of Vancouver, the WSP said.

Cole was hurt in the crash and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. She was being treated for minor injuries later Friday evening. Neither Schnell nor Plamondon were injured.

Cole was cited for following too close, WSP said.