Cornelius woman drives into ditch, hits tree

Chantel Carter, 21, citied for DUII

Chantel Carter of Cornelius was cited for DUII after hitting a tree on SW River Road, March 1, 2015 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Chantel Carter of Cornelius was cited for DUII after hitting a tree on SW River Road, March 1, 2015 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

CORNELIUS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A young Cornelius woman was not seriously injured after she drove into a ditch and smashed into a tree on SW River Road, officials said.

Chantel Carter was able to get out of her Chevy Cavalier after the accident around 4:18 a.m. Sunday. Washington County deputies said she was headed west when she drove into the ditch near Twin Oaks Air Park.

The 21-year-old was treated for her injuries at Tuality Hospital and later cited for DUII.

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