60-year-old Michael L. Merwin dies in fatal HWY 14 wrong-way head-on crash, Washington – Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Car Crash Death of Washougal man Michael L. Merwin – Obituary

60-year-old, Washougal man, Michael L. Merwin has died in a fatal HWY 14 wrong-way head-on crash that occurred in Washington on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. The wreck, which was reported at 9:45 a.m., also left a 64-year-old Vancouver man, Thomas D. Wright, with injuries.

According to official reports, A 2016 Honda Accord was being driven by Michael westbound on Highway 14. At milepost 16, he entered the Washougal River Road traffic circle the wrong way and crashed head-on with a 1998 Dodge van that was being driven by Thomas.

Although both drivers had their seatbelts on at the time of the crash, Michael was pronounced dead while Thomas was left with injuries and has since been hospitalized.