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Two hurt in three-car DUI crash on I-205 in Salmon Creek

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Metro Editor
Published: October 11, 2019, 7:09am

Two people were injured Thursday in a three-car DUI crash on Interstate 205 in Salmon Creek, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A bulletin from the WSP said John Paul McElroy, 20, of Brush Prairie was driving a 2006 Kia Optima south on the freeway at 7:44 p.m. when he made an unsafe lane change and struck a 2019 Hyundai Sonata driven by Brenda L. Cline-Headley, 54, of Kelso and a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Sara A. Allen, 33, of Vancouver.

McElroy and Cline-Headley were injured and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to the WSP. McElroy was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman. No record was found for Cline-Headley.

Allen was not injured, the bulletin said.

The bulletin said drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, and that troopers will seek charges of driving under the influence, hit and run and malicious mischief against McElroy in connection with the crash.

Columbian Metro Editor