The Vancouver woman killed in a high-speed crash that also critically injured a pedestrian was driving with a suspended license, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
The crash happened just before 3 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 99 at the intersection of Northeast 72nd Street in Hazel Dell.
Deputies said Annastasia Morrison, 20, of Vancouver, was driving at a recklessly high rate of speed when she lost control and crashed into a steel sign post in the parking lot of an auto shop.
Investigators said she was killed on impact.
The car hit Joseph Reilly, 21, who was walking to a nearby restaurant where he worked. The impact tossed him across NE 72nd Street. He was taken to the hospital and remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.
"He's just an amazing person. He's very kind-hearted. Probably one of the most kind-hearted people you'll ever meet in your life," said Troleda Matzke, who works with Reilly at Smokey's Hot Oven Pizza.
Matzke said Reilly loved music and had worked in the restaurant's kitchen for around six months.
"It's really hard because we really love him so much. He's so important to all of us," she said.
A small memorial was growing Wednesday at the site of the crash, including a card addressed to "Annie."
Morrison would have turned 21 on Dec. 3.
She was cited for DUI and marijuana possession in September. Clark County deputies confirmed Morrison's license was suspended at the time of the crash.
The sheriff's office said multiple 911 calls were made prior to the crash, reporting Morrison's Mazda 6 driving erratically on I-5. The car eventually exited the interstate and turned onto Highway 99, where surveillance cameras on a C-TRAN bus recorded the car driving erratically, as well as the car losing control and crashing.
Investigators have also not released any possible factors for why Morrison was speeding. Toxicology tests, which are routine in this type of investigation, will be done.
Deputies said there is no indication Morrison and Reilly knew each other.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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