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22-year-old man killed in fatal crash – the fifth this year in Vancouver

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: April 2, 2024, 7:29am
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A 22-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Andresen Road on Saturday.
A 22-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Andresen Road on Saturday. (Vancouver Police Department) Photo Gallery

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a 22-year-old man in Vancouver — the fifth fatal crash Vancouver police have investigated this  this year.

According to the agency, police responded shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday to a single-vehicle crash on North Andresen Road, just north of 63rd Street. The driver of the vehicle, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the SUV was northbound on Andresen when the driver apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The vehicle hit the curb, went up the embankment on the east side of the road and crashed into trees. Evidence at the scene indicated the vehicle was rolling as it hit the trees.

Speed was a factor in the crash, according to police. The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating.

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There were a total of 2,249 vehicle crashes in Vancouver in 2023, according to Washington State Department of Transportation data. Of those, 16 resulted in a death and 71 caused serious injury.

In 2023, there were 37 fatal crashes in all of Clark County, compared with 34 in 2022. From 2014 to 2019, fatal crashes averaged 26 per year in Clark County.