Washougal man injured in one-vehicle Highway 14 crash near Skamania

Police say driver lost control Sunday evening after passing another vehicle

A Washougal man was injured in car accident on Highway 14 near Skamania Sunday evening.

Washington State Patrol said Robert S. Herington, 46, of Washougal, was driving a 2017 Ford Mustang eastbound on Highway 14, about three miles west of Skamania in the Columbia River Gorge at 6:38 p.m., Sunday, June 10, when he attempted to pass another vehicle in the westbound lanes. Police said Herington lost control of the Mustang while merging back into the eastbound lanes, left the road and struck a tree on the eastbound side.

Herington was wearing his seat belt, police said. First responders transported Herington to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police said drugs and alcohol were not involved.