Driver killed, pedestrian critically injured in Hazel Dell car crash

Driver killed, pedestrian critically injured in Hazel Dell car crash
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VANCOUVER, Wash. – A woman was killed and a man was critically injured in a car crash in Hazel Dell Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Fred Neiman with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at Highway 99 and 72nd Street just after 3 p.m.

The driver, 20-year-old Annastasia Mae Morrison of Vancouver, died in the crash.

Joseph M. Reilly, 20, was walking or standing on the street when he was hit by the car and thrown across a street into a parking lot. He is in critical condition in a Vancouver hospital.

Neiman said Morrison was recklessly driving a Mazda sedan southbound on Highway 99 at a high speed when it crossed the northbound lanes, drove into the parking lot of a muffler business and hit a steel beam pillar in the parking lot.

Morrison was killed on impact.

Reilly was hit by Morrison's car on the north side of 72nd street and thrown onto the south side of the street, Neiman said.

Highway 99 was closed at the crash scene during the investigation.