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Two area women were transported by Skyline ambulance following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Dock Grade Road and State Route 14.

The accident occurred on Friday, Oct. 21, at approximately 11:20 a.m.

A green Ford Taurus, operated by Etta Hepner, 57, White Salmon, was stopped at the stop sign on Dock Grade Road, preparing to make a left turn onto SR 14. A blue Volvo wagon, driven by Denise Bukovansky, 38, Underwood, was westbound on SR 14, approaching the intersection of Dock Grade.

The Taurus traveled into the intersection and struck the Volvo in the right front side. The Taurus came to rest at impact point. The Volvo continued west in a skid, crossed the eastbound lane and came to rest on the south side of the roadway.

Hepner was transported to Hood River Memorial Hospital with neck injuries. Bukovansky was transported to Skyline Hospital, also with neck injuries. Both women were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The Taurus sustained front end damage, the Volvo was totaled.

Hepner was cited with failure to yield right of way.



A single engine private plane crashed on a sandbar at the east end of the Swift Reservoir at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The pilot, Michael Moneyhan, Amboy, a 10-year-old female passenger, and a dog, escaped with just minor injuries. Both were treated at the scene and released.

It was reported the pilot was attempting to land on the sandbar that was exposed from the low water level of the reservoir. Upon touching down, the aircraft flipped over.

Skamania County Fire District 6, North Country EMS, and Skanania County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene.

The 1999 Magnum was a homebuilt experimental aircraft.

The FAA/NTSB is in charge of the investigation into the cause of the crash.


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