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Two Car collision in Hazel Dell kills Washougal Woman
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On 2/18/2020 at 7:31 hours, EMS and CCSO personnel responded to the 3600 block of NE 78th Street for the report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attempted to resuscitate a driver at the scene, but were unsuccessful.

Scene evidence and witness statements revealed that a Ford Flex crossover, driven by Carolyn Clark-Bennett of Washougal, pulled out of the KIngsway School Parking lot onto 78th Street, making a left or eastbound turn. The Ford Flex drove directly into the path of an westbound Dodge 2500 pickup, driven by Kierstan Cormican of Battle Ground. The pickup collided with the driver's side of the Ford Flex, and Clark-Bennett, age 54 was killed.

Cormican and three passengers in the Ford Flex were transported to area hospitals with injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time. Cormican has been very cooperative with law enforcement, and no charges have been filed. This collision is under active investigation by the CCSO Traffic Unit.