Three Died, Six Injured In Two Wrong Way Crashes

posted by Anna Erickson -

Photo courtesy of KATU

Three people were killed and six others were injured, following two seperate wrong way crashes on SR-14 in Vancouver Sunday morning.

The first crash happened just east of Columbia House Boulevard around 1 am. Washington State Police say the wrong way driver, Aaron Dohman, crashed head-on into another vehicle, driven by Edgar Acosta. 

Dohman was seriously injured and was taken to a hospital where he later died. 

Dohman's front seat passenger, Michelle Henricksbo, was pronounced dead at the scene. A back seat passenger was taken to a hospital. 

Acosta, the driver hit head-on, also died on scene. 

Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.  

About an hour later, Police responded to a second wrong way crash on SR-14, just west of the Columbia House Boulevard exit.

Police say Matthew Slade was driving west in the eastbound lanes when he crashed head-on with another vehicle. A third vehicle was also involved in the crash. Five people were hurt. 

Police say Slade and the driver of one of the other cars involved, Jerry Ybarra, have been charged with DUII.

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