One person killed after multi-car crash on snowy I-5 in Clark County.
One person, later identified as Matthew Scott 39, of Tualatin, died in a crash in snow on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, Wash. Thursday, state police said.
Snowfall was widespread in Clark County, causing numerous crashes that halted traffic on I-5 north of Vancouver, as well as along State Route 503 through Battle Ground.
County crews are out in force, spraying deicer and trying to clear snow with plows.
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.
Residents are encouraged to get prepared with traction devices, snow shovels and emergency kits.
More reports from our archive:
A Castle Rock woman escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 about two miles south of Ridgefield.
The crash, reported just minutes after midnight Monday, occurred when a 1999 Chevrolet K1 driven by Elisabeth Lowe, 52, left the road, according to Washington State Patrol.
Lowe had been on the Gee Creek Rest Area exit when she lost control; the vehicle rolled and came to rest in a ditch, according to the state patrol.
Lowe was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center where she was treated and released.
A Vancouver man driving a motorcycle died in a three-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 5 just south of Ridgefield, and two other drivers were hospitalized.
The collision occurred around 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway under the Carty Road overpass. A Ford F-250 pickup driven by Eldon L. Ford, 33, of Ontario, Ore., slowed to pull onto the right shoulder and was struck from behind by a Honda CR-V driven by Wanda K. Dodd, 48, of Bellingham, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A 28-year-old Woodland, Wash., man died New Year's Eve when the car he was driving failed to make a turn, traveled down a bank and crashed. Christopher J. Beacock died at the scene.
Two passengers, Matthew S. Hance, 25, of Battleground, Wash., and Nicholas L. Ackerill, 33, of Ridgefield, Wash., were transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center. Their condition was unknown.
Police said Beacock was test-driving the car, a 2003 Ford Mustang owned by Hance. Witnesses told police the car was speeding at the time of the crash, about 10:40 p.m.