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One hurt in pair of hit-and-run crashes on Highway 14 near Washougal

By , Columbian Metro Editor

One person was injured Monday in a pair of hit-and-run crashes on state Highway 14 in Washougal, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A WSP bulletin said the first crash occurred at 5:30 p.m. when a 2018 Chrysler 300 driven east by Tristain J. Hayes, 25, of Camas struck a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by Randy L. Payne, 48, of Washougal while passing in a no passing zone near Washougal River Road at a high rate of speed and then immediately “brake checked” in front of Payne, causing Payne’s pickup to crash into the rear of Hayes’ vehicle.

The bulletin said Hayes kept driving east on Highway 14 and passed a 2014 Mazda M3 driven by Keith L. Schenck, 64, of Washougal in a no passing zone near 32nd Street, striking his vehicle in the process and then again “brake checking” in front of him, causing Schenck’s car to strike Hayes’ car.

A passenger in Schenck’s car, Mariah L. Schenck, 29, of Washougal was examined at the scene. Keith Schenck was injured and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday, according to his daughter.

The WSP said Hayes will face charges of felony hit and run and vehicular assault. Drugs or alcohol are believed to have played a role.