Driver is cited for driving too fast for conditions on SR-14

Collision sends Washougal man to hospital

The Washington State Patrol has issued a citation to a Vancouver man for driving too fast for conditions, after he was involved in an early morning collision in Washougal.

Michael Gutierrez, 36, was cited after his 2006 Subaru Legacy collided with a 2012 Toyota Corolla. The accident occurred March 21, around 6:10 a.m., at the intersection of State Route 14 and Washougal River Road.

The Corolla was driven by Aaron Reyes, 45, of Washougal.

State Patrol Sgt. Ryan Tanner said Gutierrez was driving westbound on SR-14. As Gutierrez approached the intersection with Washougal River Road, he lost control of the car, slid through a red light and hit the Corolla. Reyes was making a left turn from Washougal River Road to eastbound Sr-14.

Camas-Washougal Fire Department Battalion Chief Larry Larimer said air bags were deployed in both vehicles. Firefighters used an extrication tool to remove a car door and get Reyes.

He was treated for shoulder and rib pain and released from PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, in Vancouver.

“It was a wet roadway,” Tanner said. “Drivers should adjust their speed to traffic and roadway conditions.”

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