Napavine Girl, 16, Killed in Crash; Driver Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge 


A 16-year-old Napavine girl died Monday after a vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the car she was traveling in head-on in Clark County. 

The Washington State Patrol did not identify the teen. 

David R. Zarb, 46, of La Center, is expected to face charges of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault after the crash, which occurred at about 1:28 p.m. on state Route 503. The state patrol reported that drugs or alcohol are believed to have played a factor. 

The 16-year-old girl was traveling as a passenger in a southbound Mazda3 when a northbound 2011 Ford F-150 driven by Zarb crossed the centerline and struck the car. Both vehicles came to rest in the southbound lane. 

The driver of the Mazda, a 15-year-old girl from Yacolt, was injured and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center along with a 15-year-old female passenger and 66-year-old passenger Danlette Yato, 66, of Yacolt. 

Zarb was also taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Both vehicles were totaled.