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Serious crash on I-5 south leaves 2 injured, one in critical condition

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter, and
Jessica Prokop, Columbian Local News Editor
Published: September 8, 2021, 10:30am
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A crash on Interstate 5 south has traffic backed up near the exit for ilani.
A crash on Interstate 5 south has traffic backed up near the exit for ilani. (WSDOT) Photo Gallery

Two people were injured Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash on southbound Interstate 5 near ilani casino.

Both were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, one with critical injuries and the other in stable condition, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.

The crash occurred around 9:45 a.m. at Exit 16, which was closed for the investigation. The right lane was also blocked, causing traffic in the area to quickly back up.

According to initial interviews at the crash site, Finn said both occupants were ejected from the vehicle.

A State Patrol crash memo said the 2003 Mitsubishi SUV was merging onto I-5 south from Exit 16 and drove onto the left shoulder. The driver overcorrected, and the vehicle swerved onto the right shoulder before losing control and rolling.

Both the driver, identified as Ariana L. Tucker, 18, of Longview, and passenger, identified as Miles A. Radcliff, 25, of Longview, were taken to the hospital, according to the crash memo.

Neither was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

The crash memo states that charges are pending for Tucker. Drugs and alcohol were not involved, troopers said.