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One person suffered injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, on State Route 14 at milepost 43. The accident occurred at 3 p.m.

According to the report, a 2003 Chevy Cavalier driven by Karla J. Talent, 62, North Bonneville, was eastbound on SR 14, making a left turn on Rock Creek Drive. A 2001 Harley motorcycle driven by Richard T. King, 57, Beaverton, Ore., was westbound on SR 14. Talent made the turn into the motorcycle.

Talent was not injured in the accident. King suffered bruises and abrasions and was transport to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.

Talent was charged with negligent driving.



The Skamania County Sheriff's office received notification on Sept. 10 of an overdue 62 year old female in the Mowich Butte area who had been picking huckleberries within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

She had been seen at around noon on Sept. 9 by family members and authorities were not notified until 11 p.m. that night.

Skamania County deputies responded to the area and began an intensive ground search. As of 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 10, Tek Hun of Stockton, Calif., was still missing.

The search consists of approximately 40 ground searchers, four vehicles driving roads in the area, two dog teams, and one aircraft from the Washington Department of Transportation and one private helicopter.

The location of the search area is approximately 12 miles northwest of Carson.


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