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Teen critically hurt when motorcycle strikes SUV

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday night with life-threatening injuries after crashing his motorcycle into the back of another vehicle on St. Johns Road near the Minnehaha neighborhood, according to Vancouver police. The teen’s condition today is unknown.

The crash was reported shortly after 8:15 p.m. near Northeast 65th Street and Northeast St. Johns Road. Officers with the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Vancouver police Officer Eric McCaleb said Saturday that the motorcycle crashed into the back of a Jeep. But he did not know the cause of the crash. The driver of the Jeep, who was not identified, was uninjured, he said.

The motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, McCaleb said.

The crash is under investigation.