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Deputy, bystanders pull driver from burning car after crash on SR-503

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(Photo: Clark Co. Fire District 3) (Photo: Clark Co. Fire District 3)
(Photo: Clark Co. Fire District 3) (Photo: Clark Co. Fire District 3)
(Photo: Clark Co. Fire District 3) (Photo: Clark Co. Fire District 3)
CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

A driver was pulled from a burning car after a three-vehicle crash on State Route 503 just north of 149th Street Tuesday evening.

Clark Co. Fire District 3 responded to the crash at 5:40 p.m.

Washington State Patrol said a white SUV was headed southbound on SR-503 when it hit a vehicle then crossed the center line and struck a Dodge Durango head on. The Durango burst into flames.

A Clark County Sheriff's Deputy was the first to arrive on scene. The deputy and bystanders pulled the driver out of the burning car. The driver was the only occupant.

The driver in the Durango received facial lacerations, broken ribs and second degree burns but is expected to survive.

WSP said the driver of the white SUV is believed to have been high on marijuana and meth at the time of the crash. He will face a felony charge of vehicular assault.

The driver of the SUV has been released from the hospital and taken into custody.

WSP along with the Clark County Sheriff's Office are conducting an investigation.

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