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One injured in crash with Waste Connections truck in Salmon Creek

By , Columbian Web Editor
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The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said excessive speed was a factor in a crash involving a Waste Connections truck that injured one person Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies, American Medical Response and Clark County Fire District 6 responded to a collision in Salmon Creek, west of the intersection at Northwest 149th Street and Northwest 11th Avenue, about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

“Initial reports were that a passenger vehicle had collided with a garbage truck,” said the statement. The driver of a 2008 Mazda Cx9 — Connor Deklyen, 24, of Vancouver — was being tended to at the scene by off-duty medical personnel. Deklyen sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Deklyen rear-ended a stationary Waste Connections recycling truck, according to the sheriff’s office investigation. “Excessive speed and inattention were contributing factors in the collision.”

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating the crash. Detectives stress to the public the importance of attentive, safe driving practices.

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