Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Ann Christiansen, 68, died Thursday afternoon as a result of injuries received from a two car collision in Carson.
Christensen, a long time Stevenson resident, was southbound on Wind River Road when her vehicle collided head-on with a northbound vehicle driven by Jackie Bible, 35, Carson.
The collision was reported to the Skamania County Sheriff's 911 center at approximately 2:15 p.m. Thursday. Fire and EMS responded to the scene.
Wind River Road was closed for over three hours while rescue workers and sheriff's deputies were on scene.
Christensen was transported via Lifeflight helicopter to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, where she was later pronounced dead.
Bible was transported by ambulance to Hood River Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Skamania County Sheriff's Office is investigating the collision and is asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call Deputy Chris Helton, 427-9490.
Vernon D. Farr, 63, Portland, Ore., was not injured when he was involved in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 14 at milepost 101.
According to the report, a 2003 Chevrolet van driven by an unknown male was southbound on SR 97. The 1997 Volvo tractor driven by Farr was eastbound on SR 14, approaching the intersection and crossed over the centerline into the traffic island. The van did not come to a stop at the stop sign and continued while turning left onto SR 14. The van then struck the semi in the intersection. The driver of the van fled on foot.
Daniel J. Fender, 24, Washougal, suffered minor bumps and bruises when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident on SR 14, seven miles east of Washougal.
The accident occurred on Oct. 17, 2006, at approximately 1:08 a.m.
According to the report, Fender was driving a 1991 Toyota eastbound on SR 14. The vehicle crossed over the centerline, traveling off the north side of the highway and colliding into a rock wall. The vehicle then rolled, coming to rest on its wheels in the westbound lane.
According to the report, the driver suffer a diabetic reaction which caused him to black-out prior to the collision. Fender was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center.
On Oct. 14, 2006, deputies responded to an accident in the Cedar Valley area near Goldendale, involving a car and a person outside the vehicle.
Deputies discovered that the driver and passenger were related and both were from out of the area.
Apparently in an effort to back out of an area that was brushy and wooded, the passenger, Donald G. Walker, 59, White Swan, got out of the pickup to check the area and help guide the pickup back. The truck was being driven by William G. Flett, 39, Toppenish.
The vehicle, while backing up, hit and injured Walker. Law enforcement and aid were called.
Rescue 7 and Klickitat Valley Ambulance responded and Walker was transported to Klickitat Valley Hospital before being transferred to Emanuel Hospital in Portland. While in route to Emanuel, Donald Walker died.
The Washington State Patrol is assisting in the investigation and the matter will be forwarded to the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office for charging considerations.