Woodland Crash Sends Two Trucks Into Columbia River

Woodland, WA (April 27, 2022)- Two tractor-trailers plunged into the Columbia River following a multi-vehicle collision in Woodland Tuesday afternoon.

Washington State Patrol responded to the crash on southbound Interstate 5 north of Woodland around 1:30 p.m.

The crash involved five vehicles, three cars, and two tractor-trailers.

A Volkswagen Jetta driver 63-year-old Tamara Cole of Castle Rock, spun into the middle lane after losing control of her car, Washington State Patrol said.

Cole then crashed into a tractor-trailer which hit another tractor-trailer, causing both trucks to careen into the river.

One of the trucks caught fire after stopping partially in the river.

Two more cars were involved in the collision and another rear-ended one as it tried to slow down for the crash.

One of the truck drivers suffered a broken finger and was rushed to PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview while no one else was injured, Trooper Will Finn said.

Cole was charged with speeding.

News Source: The Columbian

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