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36-year-old Roger S. Moya, Vancouver, was injured in a two-vehicle accident on June 17, 2003, at milepost one on State Route 97.

According to the report, Moya was driving his 1995 Mercury Sable southbound on SR97. He was followed by Neil E. Wiidahen, 59, Centerville, driving a 1999 Ford pickup. Moya pulled his vehicle to the right onto a wide spot, slowed, then turned left in front of the Wiidahen vehicle. The two vehicles collided in the southbound lane.

The highway was closed for nearly two hours. The Department of Transportation was at the scene conducting traffic control.

Moya was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $4,000.

Wiidahen was not injured. Damage to his pickup was $3,000.

Both men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.



On Saturday, June 21, the Skamania County Sheriff's Office received a report of four lost hikers on Mt. St. Helens.

Deputies Barker and Nyholm, along with North County EMS spent most of Saturday night trying to locate the subjects.

With the help of a cell phone and FRS radio, rescuers located and escorted the hiking party to the trailhead.

One North County rescuer sustained a head injury during the night, but was treated and released from the hospital.

On Sunday, June 22, deputies, fire personnel and medics responded to a motorcycle accident on the upper Forest Service 90 Road.

Norman Newberg, Cheney, was life flighted to Emanuel Hospital in Portland with severe trauma. On Sunday,he was listed in critical condition.


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