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Driver Critically Injured in Collision with Tree **Updated information 5/13/2021 - 05/13/21

**Updated Information, 5/13/2021

On 5/11/2021 CCSO Traffic Detectives learned that the driver of this vehicle succumbed to his injuries, and died at a care facility in Cowlitz County late last month.  The investigation is still open, pending the receipt of toxicology results.


On 1/25/2021 at 6:15 pm, CCSO Deputies and EMS personnel responded to the 2600 block of NE Minnehaha Street for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and a tree.  Upon arrival, EMS personnel attended to a male driver and lone occupant of the involved 1993 Honda Civic that had collided with a large cedar tree on the north side of Minnehaha Street.  The male was unconscious and was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Scene evidence indicated that the vehicle was likely traveling at significant speed prior to the collision.  

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Angel Gonzalez, age 20 of Vancouver.

The CCSO Traffic Unit was called to the scene and is investigating the incident.  NE Minnehaha Street was closed until approximately 9:45 pm and traffic diverted.


Clark County Pursuit Minnehaha Neighborhood - 05/04/21

On May 3rd, 2021 at approximately 8:10pm a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on St. Johns Road.  Just prior to the stop, the vehicle had almost caused a head-on collision.  The driver provided a name, which was later determined to be fabricated.  The driver fled the scene of the traffic stop in his vehicle, which was a white Ford F450 box truck towing a cargo trailer. 

Believing the driver was impaired, deputies initiated a pursuit.  The suspect was driving recklessly and in the wrong direction of travel as he tried to evade pursuing deputies.  Several motorists had to avoid being struck by the suspect.  A responding deputy was almost rammed by the suspect at NE 60th Street and St. Johns Road.  The deputy was forced off the roadway and collided with a utility pole.  The deputy was not injured. 

The pursuit continued into the East Minnehaha neighborhood where the suspect rammed another deputy head-on.  This deputy sustained a minor injury.  Near the intersection of NE 54th Street and 40th Avenue, deputies were able to force the suspect off the roadway.  The suspect’s vehicle collided with a chain-link fence and came to a rest in a residential yard. 

The suspect, identified to be 33-year-old Travis Streeter of Bonney Lake, was ultimately arrested.  The truck and trailer he was driving were found to be stolen.  Streeter did not have any apparent injuries.  Streeter was booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of RCW 9A.36.011 Assault I, RCW 9A.56.068 Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, RCW 46.61.024 Attempt to Elude, RCW 46.61.500 Reckless Driving, RCW 9A.36.050 Reckless Endangerment, and RCW 46.20.342 Driving with License Suspended 3rd Degree.

Single rider injured in motorcycle collision - 04/30/21

Around 2330 hours on 04/29/2021, Sheriff's deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to a single motorcycle collision at the 500 block of NE 78th Street in Hazel Dell.  Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate the motorcyle rider had exited from Interstate 5 northbound and attempted to head westbound on NE 78th Street.  The rider appears to have turned into the eastbound lanes of 78th Street and then collided with the curb median and land in the westbound lanes of travel.  Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor.  The rider appeared to have significant head injury from the collision and was transported to a local hospital.  The injuries turned out to be non-life threatening.  The rider's name is not being released at this time.  Clark County Sheriff's Traffic Unit is investigating. 

Nissan Aerial
Nissan Aerial
Driver Injured in Felida Collision - 04/29/21

On Thursday, April 29th at 6:00am, CCSO Deputies and EMS personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision in the 10500 block of NW Lakeshore Avenue.  Upon arrival, EMS personnel attended to the male driver of a 2006 Nissan Sentra who had significant injuries and was still in his vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager, also appeared to have injuries but had been able to self-extricate.

The driver of the Nissan Sentra, identified as Matthew Northy, age 63 of Vancouver, was removed from the vehicle, and transported by ambulance to an area hospital.  Northy suffered serious injuries but is in stable condition.

The driver of the Plymouth Grand Voyager, Esther Huizar, age 25 of Vancouver, sustained minor injuries and was also transported to an area hospital.

Witnesses reported that the Plymouth was traveling north on NW Lakeshore Avenue and the Nissan had stopped at a stop sign and was attempting to make a left turn from NW 105th Street onto NW Lakeshore Avenue when it was struck by the Plymouth. A witness stated the Plymouth appeared to be traveling at what they believed to be well above the posted 40 mph speed limit.

The CCSO Traffic Unit responded to the scene due to the nature of injuries involved. Based on the initial investigation, speed appears to have been a significant factor in the collision. Photos have been attached to this press release. 

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

NW Lakeshore Avenue between NW 104th Street and NW 106th Street was closed for approximately 5 hours during the investigation. 

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