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Driver in January crash in Hazel Dell dies from his injuries

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A 20-year-old Vancouver man who crashed his car into a tree in Hazel Dell in January died from his injuries at a Cowlitz County care facility late last month.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it learned earlier this week that the driver, identified as Angel Gonzalez, had died, according to an agency news release.

A sheriff’s office statement said Gonzalez was driving a 1993 Honda Civic at 6:16 p.m. Jan. 25 in the 2600 block of Minnehaha Street when the car went off the road and crashed into a large cedar tree.

Evidence gathered at the scene indicated the car was traveling at a significant speed prior to the crash.

Gonzalez, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was unconscious and transported to an area hospital.

The crash investigation remains open, pending the receipt of toxicology results, the sheriff’s office said.