BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Oregon State Police, the Multi-Agency Accident Investigation Team and Linn County District Attorney’s Office is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash Tuesday.
OSP says around 1:45 p.m. a Subaru station wagon was stopped on the inside shoulder of southbound I-5 after getting a flat tire. A Nissan Versa was travelling in the left lane when the pickup in front braked and slowed quickly. The Nissan steered to the left, traveling onto the insider shoulder and struck the parked Subaru and one of the occupants standing outside.
Two of the Subaru’s occupants Jalal N. Haddad, 21, of Portland, and Cleo J. McClintock, 21, of Portland, were critically injured in the crash. Haddad was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland and McClintock was transported by REACH air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
The third occupant in the Subaru, Taja Nelson, 21, of Portland, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
The driver of the Nissan, Kimberly M. Phillips, 30, of Phoenix, Ariz., and a 10-year old female passenger received minor injuries in the crash and were taken to an unidentified area hospital.
The southbound lanes were blocked for over an hour.
OSP says it’s looking for the driver of the vehicle in front of Phillips. It’s described as a possible gray Chevrolet pickup with a star on the back bumper.
Anyone with additional information about the crash can contact Senior Trooper Huff Meyr at (541) 737-3010 or email at email@example.com.
Photos Courtesy of Oregon State Police