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Jan. 16, 2022

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Two injured in I-5 crash north of Ridgefield

By , Columbian staff writer

Two people were injured Monday night after crashing their car into a median on Interstate 5, hitting a deer and tree, north of Ridgefield, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Around 11 p.m., a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, passed a tractor-trailer at a scale near Milepost 15 before crossing all lanes of the freeway and driving into the median. After hitting a deer and tree in the median, the car rolled and came to a rest on its wheels, according to a State Patrol crash memo.

The driver, identified as Sean T. Holiday, 42, of Longview, and passenger, identified as Moriah B. Schaffer, 33, of Vancouver, were injured and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, the State Patrol said. Schaffer was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, and Holiday’s condition was listed as serious, according to the hospital.

The State Patrol referred charges of vehicular assault and driving with a suspended or revoked license against Holiday. Troopers said they believe alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash and that Schaffer was not wearing a seat belt. They did not know whether Holiday was wearing a seat belt, according to the crash memo.