Washougal man dies more than two weeks after Highway 14 accident

Robert Herington, 46, crashed June 10 after attempting to pass near Skamania

Updated at 1:18 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 to include GoFundMe for celebration of life event

A Washougal man injured in a June 10 car accident on Highway 14 has died.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) said Robert S. Herington, 46, of Washougal, was pronounced dead at 1:39 a.m., Tuesday, at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Herington’s injuries were related to a crash that happened on the evening of Sunday, June 10, on Highway 14, about three miles west of Skamania in the Columbia River Gorge.

Police said Herington was driving a 2017 Ford Mustang eastbound on the highway, when he attempted to pass another vehicle in the westbound lanes. According to WSP, Herington lost control of the Mustang while merging back into the eastbound lanes, left the road, struck a tree on the eastbound shoulder and rolled his vehicle.

Herington was wearing his seat belt. Police said they do not believe drugs and alcohol were involved. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Herington’s loved ones have set up a GoFundMe to help pay for a celebration of life gathering.