Deputies: 1 dead, 1 injured in alcohol-related crash

Clark County Sheriff's Office make arrest in 2-vehicle hit-and-run in Salmon Creek

By Stevie Mathieu, Columbian assistant metro editor

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A man died and a woman was seriously injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle, hit-and-run crash in Salmon Creek that may have involved an intoxicated driver, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

At about 11 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to the crash, which was near the intersection of Northeast 29th Avenue and 134th Street, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. Deputies said a man and a woman from one vehicle suffered serious injuries in the collision, and the man did not survive. The woman was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

A driver and passenger from the other vehicle fled the scene on foot, according to deputies, who said the fleeing driver appeared to cause the crash. The fleeing driver and passenger were later found trying to get a ride and were taken into custody, according to the press release.

"Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision," according to the press release. The agency's traffic unit is investigating the crash.

The names of those arrested, killed or injured in the collision were not released to media on Sunday.

More information is expected to be released early this week following the completion of the agency’s report on the incident, said Fred Neiman, spokesman for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.