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Vehicle vs Train Collision - 07/15/19

On 7/15/19 at approximately 0623hrs, Camas Police, Washougal Police and the Camas - Washougal Fire were dispatched to a vehicle vs train collision at the train crossing on SE Whitney Street. 

Arriving units discovered a small truck was traveling southbound on SE Whitney Street when it collided with a westbound BNSF Train.  The truck was driven by a 55 year-old male who was the only occupant of the vehicle.  He was transported to Peace Health SW Washington Medical Center with serious, life-threatening injuries.  No one aboard the train was injured.    

The cause of the crash is under investigation but it appears that all of the implemented safety equipment near the tracks was functioning at the time of the collision. 

The Camas Police Department is being assisted by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit. 

SE Whitney Street has been closed since the collision and will likely be closed for several hours during the investigation.

No further details will be released at this time.

*UPDATE* Camas Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Man's Vehicle - Possibly in Mt. Hood National Forest *UPDATE* - 06/17/19

On 6/14/19, Camas Police asked for the public's assistance in looking for Ryan Webb and his vehicle (gold Dodge Nitro).  On 6/15/19, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the area of Timothy Lake and located Mr. Webb's vehicle with a body inside.  The body was taken to the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office and they were able to identify it as Ryan Webb.  Thier investigation into the manner of death is still ongoing but foul play is not suspected.  The Camas Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.