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Lone Oak Crash

Posted on 20th August 2013 at 15:45

Derrick Ryan Degenstein, 35, of Bonney Lake is in the Cowlitz County Jail on a vehicular assault charge, after he was identified as the driver of a car involved in a crash that injured three passengers. Around 3:40 yesterday afternoon, a car crash was reported in the 300 block of Lone Oak Road. Deputies arrived with aid personnel, finding a car on its side, some 50 feet off of the roadway. Degenstein was identified as the driver, and apparently was not hurt in the crash. Deputies say that Issac J. Nelson, 18, of Lacey suffered a broken neck in the collision, and was eventually transferred to a hospital in Portland. Amber Hakkinen, 34, and Christopher Spring, 31, suffered lesser injuries; both were treated and released at St. John Medical Center. Degenstein could also face charges for reckless driving and driving while suspended.