Vehicle travels down embankment after head-on collision in Washougal

There were no injuries

A vehicle tumbled off of Washougal River Road and down an embankment following a traffic collision Monday.

Shortly after noon, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Washougal Police Department responded to the area of 34712 N.E. Washougal River Road on the report of a multiple-vehicle collision. The caller said that one of the vehicles had gone down an embankment and into the Washougal River.

The investigation revealed Randy Godwin, 51, was driving westbound in a 2004 Ford Focus when he drove across the center lane and into the path of an eastbound 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The two vehicles collided in the eastbound lane.

The Tahoe was forced off the road causing it to travel down a 30-foot embankment. The vehicle came to rest in the Washougal River, halfway submerged. The two adult male occupants of the Tahoe were able to remove themselves from the vehicle and climb up to the roadway. They were uninjured.

Godwin, who was not injured, was cited for crossing the center line.

Traffic was delayed for approximately one hour while the Tahoe was removed from the river.

According to police, alcohol or drugs were not factors in this collision.

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