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Report from Washington State Patrol and Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.



State Route 14 was closed for 3 hours and 45 minutes Saturday morning, following a three vehicle accident just east of Stevenson at milepost 45.7.

According to the report, a 1987 Oldsmobile driven by Scott A. Beverly, 30, Vancouver was westbound on SR 14. A 1997 Mazda driven by Lynn M. Griffith, 48, Carson, and a 1995 Toyota pickup driven by Denise M. Ford, 49, Hood River, were eastbound on SR 14. Beverly's vehicle struck the Griffith vehicle in the eastbound lane. Ford's vehicle then struck Beverly's vehicle in the westbound lane.

Beverly suffered facial fractures and was transported by ambulance to Hood River Providence Hospital.

Griffith had a fractured right leg and right arm and was airlifted to Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

Ford was not injured in the accident.

Griffith and Ford were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. It was unknown if Beverly was wearing his seatbelt.

Another three vehicle accident occurred on SR 14 at milepost 26 on Sunday at approximately 4:30 p.m.

According to the report, a 1976 BMW motorcycle driven by Pete H. Bashaw, 33, Washougal, was eastbound on SR 14. A 1988 Chevrolet pickup pulling a boat and trailer driven by Raymond G. Kawabata, 42, Bothel, and a 1999 Dodge pickup pulling a travel trailer driven by Kenneth W. Keller, 36, Vancouver, were both traveling westbound.

According to the report, the motorcycle crossed the centerline in a curve, colliding with the trailers of vehicles two and three. The motorcycle left the roadway and overturned.

Bashaw was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center.

Neither Kawabata nor Keller were injured.

All drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.



On April 15, the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Corrections completed a joint narcotic investigation involving a marijuana grow operation at 139 Cook Road in White Salmon.

The Special Response Team of the sheriff's office assisted the Major Crimes Unit in serving a search warrant at the above address.

Twenty-one growing marijuana plants and several firearms were seized. The marijuana plants have a street value of approximately $42,000.00

Alexander Myszkowski, 55, was arrested at the residence for manufacturing marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The residence, plus an additional 39 acres, was seized by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.

The Major Crimes Unit continues to focus its efforts on narcotic, sexual abuse and property theft crimes.


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