17-year-old girl killed when driver runs a stop sign

17-year-old girl killed when driver runs a stop sign
Photo courtesy of the Washington State Police.

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. - A 17-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Battle Ground on Friday and deputies say charges are possible.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on SR-502 (also called Northeast 219th) at Northeast 29th Avenue. SR-502 is the main highway linking Battle Ground to Interstate 5.

Investigators say 20-year-old Ryan L. Matison of Battle Ground ran a stop sign and hit a Chevrolet pickup that was headed in the opposite direction.

The girl killed in the crash was his passenger. She was from Woodland, Wash.

Matison and the driver of the pickup, a 23-year-old Battle Ground man, were injured.

Washington State Police say speed played a role in the crash.