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Yacolt man killed in Friday night crash

Steven Woolsey, 51, was passenger in truck that hit trees

By , Columbian staff writer

A Yacolt man — Steven Woolsey, 51 — died Friday night after the truck in which he was a passenger went off the road in Yacolt, crashing into several trees.

At 9:08 p.m. Friday, Clark County sheriff’s deputies, Clark County Fire Districts 3 and 13, and a North Country EMS ambulance reported to the scene of the collision in the 26700 block of Northeast Lucia Falls Road in Yacolt.

Ronda Knapp, 48, was driving the 2000 Toyota Tacoma eastbound on the rural road, with Woolsey as the only passenger. Both had to be removed from the vehicle by the rescue team.

Woolsey died at the scene despite lifesaving efforts, according to a press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Knapp was seriously injured, but her injuries were not life-threatening. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to the press release, both alcohol and speed contributed to the crash.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating the incident.

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