December 9 2021
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Deadly Crash

Female killed in Battle Ground collision - Occupants Identified

Story by Oregon Herald Staff
Published on November 13, 2021 3:37 AM
CLARK COUNTY, Oregon - The 22-year-old woman killed Tuesday when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree southeast of Battle Ground. She has been identified as Samantha K. Smith of Vancouver.

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.