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Driver, motorcyclist killed in east Vancouver crash identified

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two people killed in a crash Friday night in east Vancouver.

Renee L. Unell, 50, of Camas died of multiple blunt-force injuries while driving a 2005 BMW X5 that was struck by two motorcycles. One of the motorcyclists, Matthew L. Stevens, 23, of Vancouver died from similar injuries, according to a medical examiner’s office news release. Their deaths were ruled accidental.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash. Speed, along with alcohol consumed by the motorcyclists, appeared to be factors in the collision, according to police.

The motorcycles were traveling west on Northeast 18th Street around 11:45 p.m. when they struck the SUV, which was headed south on Northeast 187th Avenue as it made a left turn, according to a police news release.

Unell was pronounced dead at the scene. An 8-year-old child, who was also in the SUV, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Stevens was also pronounced dead at the scene, while the second motorcyclist, who has not yet been identified, went to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


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