WSP: Driver stopping for ducks leads to three-vehicle deadly crash off I-205 in Vancouver area

Photo: Washington State Patrol

A deadly three-vehicle crash occurred off Interstate 205 in the Vancouver area after one driver stopped for ducks crossing the roadway, according to police.

Emergency crews responded to the onramp to southbound I-205 from westbound Mill Plain Boulevard at 12:24 p.m. Thursday.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn posted on Twitter that the crash initially involved at least one serious injury, before confirming that someone had died.

A 61-year-old woman driving a 2015 Toyota Prius stopped for ducks in the road, according to a WSP report. A man driving a 2009 Nissan Maxima slowed down for the first car and was hit from behind by a 53-year-old man driving a 2017 Ram pickup. The Maxima then crashed into the Prius.

The driver of the Maxima, 51-year-old Michael R. Felton of Ridgefield, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to WSP. Troopers said Felton was wearing a seat belt, as were the other two drivers.

The driver of the pickup was not injured, but the driver of the Toyota Prius was taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

WSP reported that possible charges in this case are "under investigation."

By shortly after 2 p.m., traffic was slowly getting by in the area, with one lane still partially blocked.

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