|Collision in Hockinson, Driver arrested.|
Story by Oregon Herald staff
|Published on Monday July 12, 2021 - 9:36 AM|
The CCSO Traffic Unit was called to the scene to investigate. Scene evidence and vehicle positioning revealed to detectives that the Camry had made a right (eastbound) turn onto NE 159th Street from NE 172nd Avenue. The HHR had been traveling east on NE 159th Street and collided with the rear of the Camry at significant speed. The resulting collision caused both vehicles to leave the roadway, and the Camry to roll, coming to rest on its top in the middle of the roadway.
The driver of the HHR was identified as Jaxon L. Jondahl, age 20 of Battle Ground. The driver of the Camry was identified as Nicholas A.W. Crown, age 35 of Hockinson.
Due to the seriousness of Crown's injuries, Jondahl was arrested at the hospital and booked into the CCSO Jail for one count of Vehicular Assault, with additional misdemeanor charges referred. Preliminarily, the proximate cause of the collision appears to be excessive speed (the posted speed limit on this portion of roadway is posted at 35 Mph) and impairment on the part of Jondahl. The collision remains under investigation. NE 159th Street was closed in the area of the collision for several hours, re-opening a little after 4:00am.