Rain likely factor in rash of Clark County crashes




In a rainy six-hour period Wednesday, state troopers responded to six collisions on Clark County highways.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn said that the rain was likely a factor in the collisions, none of which resulted in serious injury.

The first was a single-vehicle rollover crash reported around 8:40 a.m. that blocked the right lane of state Highway 500 at the on-ramp to Interstate 205 until about 9:30 a.m. Troopers are still investigating what caused the crash, Finn said.

Around 10:25 a.m., a car struck the concrete median while driving eastbound on state Highway 502 near where the highway intersects state Highway 503. The driver was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with a cut forehead.

Two hit-and-run collisions were reported: one at 11:43 a.m. on northbound I-205 at Mill Plain Boulevard, and another 1:10 p.m. on southbound Highway 503 at Padden Parkway. While troopers were investigating the afternoon collision, a three-car collision was reported at 1:38 p.m. about five miles away on Highway 503 at Northeast 119th Street. No one was injured.

The left lane of Highway 500 was temporarily blocked after a vehicle hit the concrete median near St. Johns Boulevard. The crash was reported at 2:36 p.m.