Police respond to crash involving three drivers and a pedestrian in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State Patrol responded to a three-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 205 Thursday night. They say two people were injured.

The crash occurred at 10:37 p.m. on I-205 in Vancouver.

WSP identified the pedestrian as 34-year-old Lance E. Ford of Castle Rock. He was injured and transported to PeaceHealth.

The other person injured was 20-year-old Jose H. Montoya-Araujo of Oregon City. He was driving a gray 1996 GMC Sonoma pickup truck.

He was also transported to the hospital.

The other drivers involved in the crash were Kwon N. Yan, 54, of Portland and Henry W. Baumgartner, 36, of Vancouver.

They were not injured.

Investigators say Yan and Montoya-Araujo were both driving westbound on SR 500 at I-205 when Montoya-Araujo lost control and struck Yan’s vehicle.

After the crash, troopers say Montoya-Araujo and a pedestrian were standing in one lane of traffic when Baumgartner struck the back of Montoya-Araujo’s vehicle and pushed it into the pedestrian.

Montoya-Araujo was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, minor in possession, driving on a suspended license and speeding.

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