OREGON CITY — A Hermiston woman suffered serious injuries June 19 in a head-on crash near Oregon City. Oregon State Police also reported three other crashes that day claimed four lives statewide.
Lucia Smith, 28, was southbound on Highway 99E near milepost 16 when a northbound Toyota Tacoma crossed the centerline, smashing into her Jeep Commander. An ambulance took Smith to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
State police received a driving complaint at 3:53 p.m. about the Toyota just before the crash. The driver, Hosein Reslmn, 36, of Milwaukie, also suffered serious injuries, and an emergency aircraft flew him to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Portland.
State police reported two Arizona residents died Wednesday in a crash near Crane. Joyce and Arnold Arends were driving east in a GMC Yukon when it went off the road and onto the shoulder, came back onto the road and rolled multiple times before coming to rest on its top.
The Arends died at the scene.
The Harney County Sheriff’s Office and Burns Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Two other crashes also were deadly.
Randy Darnell, 61, of Bay City, died when his Mazda left Highway 6 near Tillamook and hit a tree.
Carol Sedano, 65, of Waldport, was heading south on Highway 99W near Junction City when her Toyota Corolla crashed into an oncoming Buick Rea, which then smashed into a tree.
Jeffrey Taylor, 68, of Corvallis drove the Buick. He died at the scene. His passenger, Madeline Taylor, 66, of Corvallis, suffered serious injuries. An ambulance took her to a local hospital. Sedano suffered critical injuries and required a flight in an emergency aircraft to a local hospital.
State police reported it continues to investigate each of the crashes.