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A two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Vancouver sent at least one person to the hospital, according to the Columbian.

The Washington State Patrol reported that a 38-year-old woman from Wilsonville was attempting to pass a car on the right when her 2010 Honda Crosstour struck the rear of the other car, a 1995 Dodge Caravan.

The crash happened sometime around 10:40 p.m. on Interstate 205 northbound near Mill Plain Boulevard.

The Caravan, which was being driven by a 22-year-old man from Portland, struck a guardrail and then veered off to the right and hit a jersey barrier. The Honda began to spin and ended up in the left two lanes.

Vancouver firefighters extricated one person from a vehicle, and the occupant had to be taken to the hospital with what fire officials described as serious injuries.

The driver of the Honda was reportedly taken into custody on suspicion of drunken driving. Police said there was also an altercation at the scene as firefighter attempted to rescue the victim.

Officials also said the crash caused heavy damage to the guardrail.

I hope anyone injured in this crash makes a full recovery. This is yet another reminder of the dangers of drunken driving and how these incidents can affect so many people.

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