5 to hospital after multi-vehicle crash in Ore.October 9, 2012 @ 8:08 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say five people were sent to a hospital after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 97 near Klamath Falls in southern Oregon.
The Oregonian reports that police say a Chevrolet Trailblazer drifted from the northbound lanes to the southbound lanes Tuesday and sideswiped a commercial truck, then continued southbound until it collided head-on with a pickup truck.
The injured were taken to a Klamath Falls hospital.
They included the Trailblazer driver, 63-year-old Eunice Bell of Wenatchee, Wash., who had minor injuries. Passenger 32-year-old Katrina Lynch of Malaga, Wash., had serious injuries and a 5-year-old boy in the SUV had minor injuries.
The pickup driver, 79-year-old James Herndon of Bullhead City, Ariz., had minor injuries and his passenger, 70-year-old Mary Herndon, had serious injuries.
The truck driver was unhurt.
The crash is under investigation.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com
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