A single-vehicle crash just before noon Saturday on Northeast 172nd Avenue near Hockinson Meadows Community Park has left the 17-year-old driver dead and sent a passenger to the hospital.
Deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, along with ambulance and Fire District 3 personnel, were called to the 11200 block of Northeast 172nd Avenue, near Northeast 119th Street, at 11:57 a.m. First responders arrived to find a 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup off the roadway.
The initial investigation showed the truck left the roadway south of the location and struck a pole owned by Clark Public Utilities. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit. The name of the driver has not been released.