A two-car collision in front of Columbia River High School in Vancouver Washington left one dead and two others severely injured.
Law enforcement and ambulances arrived at the high school, at 800 N.W. 99th St, at about 10 A.M. A Clark County sheriff’s deputy revealed one individual died at the scene.
Sergeant Fred Nelmain explained a Subaru Legacy was exiting the Columbia River High School parking lot, next to the football field, when it struck a westbound, grey Volkswagen Jetta. Sergeant Brent Waddell added that the driver of the Subaru Legacy, a CRHS student, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The Volkswagen Jetta driver died from the crash, and its passenger also suffered serious injuries.
The county medical examiner, an ambulance, and several vehicles from the sheriff’s office and Fire District 6 arrived at the scene just before 12 p.m. Deputies blockaded all lanes of a part of Northwest 99th Street located in front of CRHS. The Jetta’s front end was destroyed and ended up on the east sidewalk of the street. The Subaru arrived at a turn lane facing west.
Entrance to Columbia River High School was denied as police ran an investigation into the crash, district spokeswoman Pat Nuzzo stated. The school created alternate bus routes in preparation for an investigation that would block traffic throughout the entire school day.
C-Tran detoured Routes 2 and 9 due to the 99th St. blockage. Buses drove 94th St. between Northwest Ninth and Fourth avenues.
Pat Nuzzo added that a school band concert was canceled as a result of the crash.