Three-Vehicle Collision near Philomath

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A violent head-on crash outside of Philomath has left a Newport woman seriously injured.

Benton County deputies say around 8 p.m Friday a man towing a tractor on a flatbed trailer crossed the center line on highway 20 and collided with another car. Shortly afterward a third car reportedly side swiped the accident scene.

Police say 52-year-old Janice Hancock was seriously injured and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. Neither of the other two drivers was seriously injured.

Traffic was halted for more than two hours following the accident.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact Deputy Aaron Gevatosky at 541-766-6858.

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