Friday, October 31, 2014

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's serious injury crash involving a passenger car and unloaded log truck on Highway 202 just east of Birkenfeld. A woman was transported to a Portland-area hospital for treatment of injuries.

According to Trooper Jessica Spurlock, on June 5, 2013 at approximately 6:47 a.m., a 2002 Ford Escort driven by SARAH NAEVE, age 26, from Birkenfeld, was eastbound on Highway 202 when it crossed the centerline into the path of a westbound 2000 Kenworth truck driven by ROBBY TOVEY, age 28, from Hillsboro. TOVEY was unable to avoid the oncoming car and both vehicles collided nearly headon.

NAEVE was intially transported by Mist-Birkenfeld Fire Department personnel to a nearby landing zone where LifeFlight responded to. She was taken by air to Oregon Health & Science University with possible serious injuries.

TOVEY was not injured.

Both drivers were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash including looking into the possibility that bright sun conditions may have been a factor in the crossover collision. Trooper Spurlock is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by ODOT and a tow company out of Scappoose. The highway was blocked about one hour.

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