Matthew Scott, 39, killed after multi-car crash on snowy I-5 in Clark County.

Modified Date: 
Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:36am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Washington authorities have identified a Tualatin man killed Thursday morning in a 28-car crash along Interstate 5 in southwest Washington.

One person died in a crash in snow on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, Wash. Thursday, state police said.

Matthew Scott, 39, of Tualatin, died in a crash in snow on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, Wash. Thursday. Snowfall caused numerous crashes that halted traffic on I-5 north of Vancouver, as well as along State Route 503 through Battle Ground. Vancouver Public Works has 17 vehicles outfitted with combination plows and deicers to handle both snow and icy conditions. Officials warned that neighborhood side streets do not get plowed due to higher demands for arterial roads.


Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Matthew Scott

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