Vancouver man dies, five others hurt, in morning crash

WSP says alcohol involved, vehicular homicide charge expected

By Eric Florip, Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter and Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



One person was killed and five others injured early Saturday in an alcohol-involved rollover crash on Interstate 205, according to the Washington State Patrol.

London D. Stoll, 18, of Vancouver was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:05 a.m. crash at the exit from northbound I-205 to Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, a WSP bulletin said.

Stoll was a passenger in a 1992 Subaru Legacy driven by Ryan J. McGuinness, 21, of Vancouver, the WSP said.

Police said McGuinness was driving north on I-205 and took the exit at freeway speed. The vehicle went off the roadway to the right, and McGuinness lost control of the vehicle while trying to get back on the roadway. The vehicle ended up on its top.

McGuinness was injured in the crash, as were four other passengers: Trevor D. Ward, 22, Blake T. Rounds, 18, Garrett R. Kavanaugh, 18, and Marcus J. Allen, 21, all of Vancouver.

After the collision, Ward fled the scene for an unknown reason, Trooper Will Finn said. He was contacted later in the morning by detectives, who took his statement. Ward does not face any charges, Finn said.

Three of the occupants were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver and released with minor injuries, Finn said. Kavanaugh was not injured.

A hospital spokeswoman said McGuinness, Rounds and Allen were treated and released.

Of the six people in the vehicle, only McGuinness and Ward, both seated in front, were wearing seat belts during the crash, according to police.

Two of the four people in the back seat, including Stoll, were ejected from the vehicle, Finn said.

McGuinness was booked in the Clark County Jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide, Finn said. He remained in custody Saturday evening, according to jail records.

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