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Idaho man hurt in vehicle crash near Battle Ground

Police: Blazer failed to yield to oncoming traffic

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

An Idaho man was taken to a hospital Saturday evening following a crash between two vehicles west of Battle Ground.

The collision occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday on state Highway 502 near Northeast 67th Avenue, according to a Washington State Patrol press memo. A red 2007 Chevrolet Blazer driven by 77-year-old Patrick J. Delmar of Longview was headed west on the highway when Delmar attempted to turn left in front of a silver Saturn sedan that was headed the east, State Patrol said. The car struck the Blazer.

A passenger in the sedan, 72-year-old Jesse Chambless of Idaho, was injured and transported to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. He was treated and released, according to hospital staff.
The car’s driver, 71-year-old Williana M. Nichols of Battle Ground, was injured, but she did not need to be taken to a hospital.

Delmar was not injured. Neither was his passenger, 73-year-old Longview resident Jo A. Delmar.

All four were wearing seat belts.

According to the State Patrol memo, the crash was caused by Patrick Delmar, and he was cited for failing to yield.

Columbian Assistant Metro Editor