Drunk driver killed in wrong way accident; two injured

The Columbian reports that Sheila M. Walls’, age 29, of Estacarda,Oregon, was killed when she drove her 1991 Honda Accord the wrong way on Highway 14 near South Grand Boulevard in Vancouver, Washington, hitting three vehicles.

According to the report, Wall’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .20% at the time of the accident, which is 2-1/2 times the legal limit of 0.08%. She was apparently returning from the memorial service for her employer, Wes Lematta, founder of Columbia Helicopters.

Two people were also injured in the multi-car accident, one seriously. Elizabeth M. Gonsalves, 32, of Camas, suffered a fractured neck, spine, left wrist and abdominal injuries. Her condition has been upgraded after treatment from serious to satisfactory. Brian J. Gonzsalves, 33, suffered a broken ankle and was treated and released from the hospital.

As a safety precaution, Washington State Patrol recommends that if you see a wrong way driver, you should move to the right hand lane because the wrong-way driver believes he or she is in the right hand lane.

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