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Serious Injury Traffic Crash Highway 26 East of SandySalem-News.com
(SANDY, Ore.) - Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a two-vehicle Friday afternoon serious injury traffic crash on Highway 26 east of Sandy.
According to OSP Trooper Dessa DeForest, on October 1, 2010 at approximately 5:19 p.m. a 2007 Freightliner Sprinter van driven by Anglina Wilson, age 36, from Sandy, was eastbound on Highway 26 at Weber Road near milepost 31 moving from the right lane to the left lane to pass another vehicle. A westbound Jeep Cherokee driven by Delilah La Blue, age 78, from Welches, moved into the left turn lane and began turning south toward Weber Road in the path of the van. The van crashed into the Jeep's right side and rolled off the south side of Highway 26. The Jeep came to rest against the guardrail along the westbound lanes.
La Blue was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University with serious injuries.
Wilson was transported by AMR ambulance to Mt. Hood Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Both drivers were using safety restraints.
OSP troopers from the Government Camp office are continuing the investigation. Sandy Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene.
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