Car plunges off embankment along Hwy 26

A Portland woman was airlifted, 2 people from Texas taken to OHSU

Lynne Field, 66, of Portland, was critically injured in this crash along Hwy 26 near Banks, Feb. 27, 2015 (OSP)
Lynne Field, 66, of Portland, was critically injured in this crash along Hwy 26 near Banks, Feb. 27, 2015 (OSP)

BANKS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 66-year-old woman was airlifted after she crashed head-on into a car along Highway 26 in Washington County late Friday afternoon.

Richard Paul and Mary Paul of Pearland, Texas were seriously hurt in this crash along Hwy 26 near Banks, Feb. 27, 2015 (OSP)
Richard Paul and Mary Paul of Pearland, Texas were seriously hurt in this crash along Hwy 26 near Banks, Feb. 27, 2015 (OSP)

Investigators said Lynne Field was headed west in a Honda CR-V when she went onto the shoulder of the highway near milepost 40. She over-corrected and slammed into a Chevy Sonic carrying two people from Texas.

Field’s Honda went over an embankment and landed on its roof.

Field, who lives in Portland, was airlifted to OHSU with critical injuries. The people in the Chevy, Richard Paul, 54, and 52-year-old Mary Paul, were taken by ambulance to OHSU. The Pauls, from Pearland, Texas, are said to be in serious condition, officials said.

Officials said earlier it was a 3-vehicle crash.

The investigation continues.

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