STAYTON, Ore. (KOIN) — A Stayton teenager was critically injured when the car he was driving was sliced into pieces after hitting a tree around 1:30 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Timothy Colblentz was pinned inside the Nissan at Fernridge Road and Siegmund Road SE, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. The 17-year-old was rushed to Stayton Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to OHSU.
Authorities said they believe the teen was speeding, the only contributing factor in this crash.
Colblentz is expected to survive, officials said.