One killed, 2 injured in Vancouver crash

On the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Vancouver Thursday night. One person died in the crash. April 11, 2013. (KOIN 6 News staff)
On the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Vancouver Thursday night. One person died in the crash. April 11, 2013. (KOIN 6 News staff)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — The driver suspected of causing a three-vehicle crash Thursday night that left one person dead may have been drunk.

A spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department said the crash was reported at 10:06 p.m. at the intersection of East 33rd and P streets.

Vancouver police said a Honda sedan driven by 20-year-old Mark Gant of Vancouver was likely headed southbound on P Street when it crashed into a GMC truck traveling east on 33rd Street. The driver and sole occupant of the GMC was partially ejected and died at the scene. His family identified him as 26-year-old Charlie Heroux.

A Chevrolet S10 pickup truck that was traveling north on P Street was also struck. The driver and a passenger were transported to a nearby hospital, where they were treated and released.

Gant and his passenger were transported to a local hospital, where they are receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the crash, officers said.

Vancouver police said Gant could face possible charges including vehicular homicide, felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving.

Brent Weisberg

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