HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Three people were taken to a hospital after a two vehicle crash about 8 miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road on Thursday.
According to Lieutenant Shortt, the crashed happened when a red Toyota Corolla with three occupants operated by Sharye Struiksma, 33, of Lynden, Wash., entered the highway in front of a black 1989 Chevrolet pick-up driven by Wesley Baker, 36, of Parkdale, Ore.
The collision forced the Toyota Corolla off the roadway, coming to rest on the east side of Highway 35. The Chevrolet pick-up came to a rest in the southbound lane of Highway 35, Shortt said.
Police said all three occupants of the Corolla were taken to hospitals.
Struiksma was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland via LifeFlight for treatment of critical injuries. Judith Struiksma, 63, who had been seated in the passenger seat of the Corolla, was taken to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of serious injuries.
Luke Struiksma, 10, was also transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of minor injuries.
Baker was not in need of medical attention.
Authorities said everyone involved in the accident was wearing safety restraints.
Highway 35 was partially blocked for approximately two and a half hours while emergency crews investigated the crash and cleared the scene.
Troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing the investigation into the crash