The driver of a Toyota Prius is dead and the driver of a pickup truck was arrested after a high-speed collision in Vancouver Wednesday. Speed and impairment are believed to be factors in the crash.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:19 p.m. at the intersection of Andresen Road and MacArthur Boulevard, in the Vancouver Heights area.
Police said a pickup was being driven at speeds estimated between 60 mph and 70 mph when it ran through a four-way stop. The truck plowed into the side of the Prius, which was in the intersection. A witness said the pickup was westbound on MacArthur when it struck the passenger’s side of the Prius, which was making a left turn from eastbound MacArthur to northbound Andresen.
The Toyota’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was take to a hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries, and will be booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, according to a news release.
Names have not yet been released. The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating.