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2 seriously injured in Ridgefield car crash, fire

By Jack Heffernan, Columbian county government and small cities reporter
Published: June 10, 2019, 9:17am

Two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries early Monday after a single-vehicle crash and fire in Ridgefield.

Emergency personnel were dispatched just before 3 a.m. to the 3600 block of Pioneer Street. A four-door Jeep veered off the road and hit a tree before catching fire, Ridgefield Police Chief John Brooks said.

A man and woman inside the car sustained serious injuries, Brooks said. The man, who was driving the car, was taken by Life Flight to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center in Portland with burn injuries, while the woman was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.

“The driver got some pretty bad burns,” Brooks said.

Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to the scene with three engines and a battalion chief, Chief John Nohr said. The road was closed roughly three hours while emergency crews transported the occupants, put out the fire and cleaned up the scene, Brooks said.

The crash is being investigated by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.

Columbian county government and small cities reporter