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Oregon woman injured in I-205 Bridge crash

WSP says she made an unsafe lane change

By , Columbian staff reporter

An Oregon woman was injured Tuesday after making an unsafe lane change and crashing into the pickup she was trying to pass on the Interstate 205 Bridge, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The State Patrol responded at 2:42 p.m. to the northbound lanes of the I-205 Bridge for a two-vehicle crash, according to a crash memo.

Kennedy E. Stovall, 23, of Beaverton, was driving a Subaru Forester in the left-most lane. She attempted to pass vehicles by getting into the right-most lane, the State Patrol said.

Kevin J. Blomdahl, 63, of Washougal was driving north in the second lane from the right when Stovall attempted to pass him on the right, the crash memo states.

Stovall’s Subaru struck the front of Blomdahl’s Toyota Tundra and then the right-side barrier before coming to rest in the second lane, according to the State Patrol.

Stovall was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver to be treated for her injuries. Blomdahl was uninjured.

The State Patrol referred charges against Stovall of reckless driving and driving without insurance. The agency said the cause of the crash was an unsafe lane change.