The driver of the car was also identified; Joseph Manson, 21, of Vancouver, and another passenger, identified as Issiah Blocker, 21, of Battle Ground. The two men were injured in the crash and taken to a hospital. The sheriff's office said Tuesday that the men suffered life-threatening injuries.
Deputies and EMS personnel responded around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 21500 block of Northeast Risto Road. Paramedics helped the occupants of the red Mazda. Samantha Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, and Manson and Blocker were removed from the car.
Deputies determined the car was speeding when it left the road and hit the tree.