Camas High School Student Dies In Car Crash Tuesday Morning


Camas, WA — A male Camas High student died Tuesday morning en route to school after his vehicle crashed through a fence and into a private Camas residence, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and Camas High School (CHS) administration.

A male passenger was taken via ambulance to the hospital with critical injuries, where he later passed away, the deputies said. No one inside the house was injured. All of the vehicle’s passengers were minors. Local police responded to the crash at 8:14 am at Nourse Road and 280th Ct, close to CHS.

Deputies didn’t know if weather played a factor in this crash, but several students and parents reported icy conditions near the school, with at least three vehicles spinning off the road this morning.

CHS issued this statement:

“Today there was a tragic accident involving two CHS siblings. Both sustained injuries and one died at the hospital this morning. The other is expected to survive. At this time, we do not have permission from the family to release the students’ names.

“The news of this tragic event spread rapidly at our school, and we immediately had trained counselors from throughout our district on-site to help our students and staff. These specialized counselors will remain at our school to assist us as long as we need throughout this grieving process. This assistance will include support in our classrooms and for individual students as needed.

“We are also supporting the family of the student and will pass along any information they would like to share in the days ahead.

“As adults, it is difficult to understand the death of a child. It is even more challenging for our students to understand. In addition to the resources we have available at school, here is a comprehensive website to assist you with supporting your child: https://childmind.org/guide/helping-children-cope-grief/.”

1 reply
  1. Bruce Seabock
    Bruce Seabock says:

    Out of respect for the family and those involved, the picture of the scene should be removed from the website and all postings, have some class people


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