Deputies: Driver killed in Washougal crash, two others seriously injured

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Clark County deputies are investigating a crash that killed one person in Washougal Sunday night.

At 8:15 p.m., deputies and emergency personnel were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in the 36500 block of Northeast Washougal River Road.

They said a white Subaru sedan was driving on the road when it crossed the center line and hit an oncoming car.

When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found the two cars heavily damaged and three people with multiple injuries.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said all three people had to be extricated from the cars.

The driver of the Subaru died in the crash. Witnesses and scene evidence revealed the driver had been passing cars before traveling across the center line when it hit a Kia sedan head-on.

The driver who died was identified Monday afternoon as 21-year-old Joshua J. Schmid of Vancouver.

The 23-year-old driver of the Kia and a 21-year-old passenger of the Subaru were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies said a dog was in the Subaru at the time of the crash. A concerned neighbor took in the dog, before it was reunited with its family Monday. The dog did not appear to suffer any serious injuries.

Possible additional factors that contributed to the crash are being investigated by deputies.

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