A driver was arrested on multiple charges Friday afternoon following a single-vehicle crash near Vancouver in which he and his passenger were injured.
Corey E. Hermance, 28, of Washougal, and his passenger, Morgan S. Bryden, 23, of Camas, both were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the wreck, according to the Washington State Patrol. No other vehicles were involved and no additional injuries were listed.
Troopers said Hermance was arrested on charges of vehicular assault and methamphetamine possession after he was released from the hospital. It isn’t yet clear whether he has hired a car injury attorney to assist in his defense.
Authorities said Hermance was driving north on Interstate 205 near Washington 14 at about 3:45 p.m. Friday when he lost control of his vehicle. The car drifted onto the shoulder and Hermance overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swing back across all lanes of traffic and crash into a concrete barrier.
Hermance and Bryden were transported to an area hospital for treatment, according to the Washington State Patrol. An updated condition report on Bryden wasn’t available Saturday evening.
Troopers said they believe inattentive driving lead Hermance to lose control of his vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
Hermance remains held without bail at the Clark County Jail, according to online court records. The listings do not state whether Hermance has hired a car injury attorney to represent him at his next hearing, which is set for Monday morning.
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