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Idaho Woman in Single Vehicle Accident on Oregon Highway

Before the investigating trooper could get to the hospital, the driver was treated and released.

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Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 south of Santiam Pass in Linn County. Photo Courtesy: Oregon State Police

(BEND, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 south of Santiam Pass in Linn County.

According to Trooper Ryan Hockema, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a 2004 Ford Escape driven by Candace Dobson, from Pollock, Idaho, was eastbound on Highway 126 (Clear Lake Highway) near milepost 13.

For an unconfirmed reason, the vehicle traveled across the westbound lane and off the highway where it collided head-on with a tree.

Dobson was trapped in the vehicle and extricated by responding firefighters from Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District. She was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at River-Bend.

Before the investigating trooper could get to the hospital, she was treated and released.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by ODOT.

The highway was briefly closed for emergency response and air ambulance transport.

Source: Oregon State Police




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