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Washington State Patrol says dump truck didn’t stop after crash

5 vehicles involved in collision at Padden Parkway/N.E. 117th Avenue

By , Columbian county government and small cities reporter

The driver of a dump truck left the scene after being involved in a five-car crash Monday afternoon just north of Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Police, medical and fire crews were dispatched at 12:43 p.m. to Northeast Padden Parkway and Northeast 117th Avenue, also known as state Highway 503. Five vehicles were involved, and one person was taken to the hospital, according to a WSP press memo.

The injured man — Todd J. Doty, 65, of Vancouver — was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he was evaluated and discharged from the emergency department, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The 2017 Mack dump truck with a trailer — driven by Steve J. Schutt, 50, of Woodland — was headed east on Padden Parkway when it turned onto northbound Highway 503, according to the memo. While turning, the dump truck drifted into the left lane of the highway, striking another vehicle. That vehicle was pushed into oncoming traffic, striking three more cars.

The dump truck continued northbound on the highway without stopping, according to WSP. The crash remains under investigation.

Columbian county government and small cities reporter