Three people remain hospitalized with serious injuries following a fatal multivehicle crash Saturday night in west Vancouver.
Authorities have not released the identities of those involved, including the driver who was killed.
Vancouver police responded at about 11:15 p.m. for the collision in the 6100 block of Northwest Lower River Road.
The involved vehicles were a Ford F-150 pickup that was pulling a travel trailer, a Kia Soul and an Acura TL. Arriving officers found the travel trailer separated from the pickup and down an embankment, and the Kia was wedged underneath the pickup. The Acura was discovered down the north embankment with the roof sheared off, according to a police department news release.
The Vancouver Fire Department responded and used hydraulic tools to rescue the trapped occupants from both the Ford and the Kia, the news release states. The male driver of the Acura was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours due to an environmental biohazard caused by the trailer’s damaged sewage tank. It has since been thoroughly cleaned, the police department said.
Investigators said speed and impairment are believed to be factors in the crash.
The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate. Anyone who may have seen the involved vehicles before the collision is asked to email the traffic unit at DL_CityVPDTrafficUnit@cityofvancouver.us.