5 critically hurt in 2-car Gresham crash

Police said alcohol was a contributing factor

Authorities at the scene of the crash in Gresham July 2, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
Authorities at the scene of the crash in Gresham July 2, 2017. (Courtesy photo)

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — Two vehicles collided in an early morning crash Sunday, critically injuring 5 people.

The Multnomah County Vehicular Crimes team responded to the scene near Northwest Division Street and Bella Vista Place.

The 5 injured were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The names of the victims were not immediately released.

Although police are in the early stages of the investigation, officer Jared Hansen of the Traffic Division said alcohol was a contributing factor in Sunday morning’s crash.

Due to the crash, traffic on Division Street between Northwest Riverview Avenue and Northwest Towle Road is expected to be closed for at least 2 hours.