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A Carson resident was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Feb. 10, 2009, at approximately 6:08 p.m. The accident occurred on State Route 14 at Beacon Rock, two miles west of North Bonneville.

According to the report, a 2000 Dodge Durango driven by Candy Musick, 36, Stevenson, was traveling eastbound on SR 14. A 2007 Kia Spectra driven by Tiffany Powell, 20, Carson, was also traveling eastbound, just ahead of the Dodge Durango. Powell lost control of her vehicle in the snow. Musick was following too closely and was unable to stop in time, striking Powell's vehicle on the right rear side. Both vehicles came to rest on the south side of SR 14.

Musick was not injured in the accident. Powell suffered neck and back injuries and was transported by ambulance.

Musick was cited for following too closely.

One man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on SR 97 at milepost 11, a half mile south of Goldendale. The accident occurred on Feb. 10, 2009, at 4:57 p.m.

According to the report, Kevin Carson, 39, Vancouver, was driving his 1991 Ford Explorer northbound on SR 97. Dennis Norton, 34, Klickitat, was driving his 2000 Toyota pickup southbound on SR 97. Carson lost control of his vehicle, crossing over into the southbound lane. The Explorer was struck in the passenger door by the Toyota. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the southbound lane. The roadway was blocked for approximately 30 minutes.

Carson suffered back injury and minor lacerations. He was transported to Klickitat Valley Hospital in Goldendale. Norton was not injured.

Charges are pending.

Michael Chase, 44, Woodburn, Ore., was not injured in a one-vehicle accident on Feb. 10, 2009 at approximately 2:35 p.m. The accident occurred on SR 14 at milepost 26, seven miles east of Washougal.

According to the report, Chase was driving a 1999 Volvo tractor and trailer westbound on SR 14, rounding a curve to the left. SR 14 was snow covered and Chase misjudged the width of the roadway. The vehicle went off the right edge and came to rest against a rock embankment.

Chase was cited for wheels off roadway.



Skamania County Sheriff's detectives continue to investigate the assault of a 52-year-old Washougal resident that occurred Monday, Feb. 9, near Dougan Falls in western Skamania County, approximately 17 miles east of Washougal.

Robert Tracey was found severely beaten near the DNR 1200 road on Monday afternoon. Tracey had gone to the area to cross country ski. After arriving in the area, Tracey was confronted by two male subjects who subsequently assaulted him and then took his black 1998 Ford Explorer, Washington license 455YHY.

Marissa Romine, Anthony Knight and Nicole Stewart, all from Washougal, had taken a drive to the Dougan Falls area Monday and saw Tracey lying near the side of the road at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The three friends drove back down river to the first house they saw and requested assistance for Tracey. The neighborhood watch group, utilizing 2-way radios, responded to Tracey's location and 911 was also called and EMS and law enforcement responded as well.

Tracey was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center.

Detectives continue to gather information from area residents and others who were in the area on Monday as they attempt to identify the two people responsible for the attack.

"There is no information that leads us to believe Mr. Tracey knew these two people and nothing to indicate this was anything other than a random attack and carjacking," said Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown.

"Without the help of the three friends and the quick response of the neighborhood watch group in the Dougan Falls area, this incident may have had a very different outcome," said Sheriff Brown.

Detectives, working with a sketch artist from the Portland Police Department, met with Tracey this week and a composite of two male individuals has been created.

Tracey described the two subjects as being in their mid 20s to early 30s, both were described as being of either Native American or Hispanic descent. One subject was described as being of lighter complexion than the other. The subjects were described as being 5-7 to 5-10 in height with medium build.

Skamania County Detectives are asking people who may have information in this case to contact them at (509) 427-9490.


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