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Freeway Injury

Posted on 31st December 2013 at 16:51

John Church, 38, of Longview is at Centralia Providence Hospital, after being hit by a van Saturday afternoon on I-5 near Vader. The State Patrol says that the incident happened a few minutes after 7 am on Saturday, near milepost 58 southbound. Church apparently entered the freeway from the center median, as Timothy Venvleck, 31, of Winlock was driving in the left lane. He saw Church, and swerved into the right lane. Church reportedly ran to the ditch on the side of the freeway, and then went back into the right lane, where he was hit by Venvleck’s van. Church’s injuries are reported to be “non-life-threatening.” No citations have been issued at this time.