One person killed in Camas crash

Part of Northeast Third Avenue expected to stay closed for several hours

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By Jerzy Shedlock, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

Published: February 6, 2019, 8:14 AM

UPDATE: Updated to include name of people involved in crash.

Camas police officers and firefighters responded to the scene of fatal crash shortly after midnight Wednesday.

The emergency responders were dispatched about 12:13 a.m. to the 900 block of Northeast Third Avenue in Camas for the report of a serious traffic crash.

The Camas Police Department said in a news release that the responders found a Pontiac G6 on its roof with two passengers inside.

The driver was taken to the hospital with not life threatening injuries; the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, the police department said.

According to the release sent out around 7:30 a.m., police are continuing to investigate at the scene.

“Speed was clearly a factor in the (crash). However, all other proximate causes are also being investigated,” the release says.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office traffic investigators are helping look into what happened.

A portion of Northeast Third Avenue closed for several hours Wednesday morning.

Camas police said Wednesday evening the driver was 29-year-old Michael Tatiachy, a resident of Vancouver. The passenger killed in the crash was Tatiachy’s 18-year-old cousin, Manson Juea, also of Vancouver.