One woman died and one was injured in a single-car crash late Wednesday night in South Kelso, according to police.
At about 10:30 p.m., several law enforcement agencies were called to the 1400 block of Pacific Avenue South for a vehicle that hit a utility pole head-on, Kelso PD reported.
Cowlitz County Chief Deputy Coroner Brett Dundas identified the deceased woman as Crystle Dawn Andes, 34, of Longview.
Andes, who had been a front-seat passenger, was deceased when responders arrived, and the 35-year-old female driver, Sheela M. Hawley, was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.
According to police, evidence at the scene indicated Hawley may have been driving under the influence, but the collision remains under investigation.
Kelso police, Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers responded.
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