December 3, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday evening's two-vehicle serious injury traffic crash on Highway 228 about one mile east of Brownsville in Linn County. Two people were injured in the crash that closed the highway for about 90 minutes.
On December 2, 2013 at approximately 6:54 p.m., a 2006 Honda Accord four-door driven by RHONDA K. HORNER, age 60, from Halsey, was westbound on Highway 228 near milepost 8 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by WILLIAM BRADY, age 46, from Crawfordsville.
BRADY was using safety restraints and transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
HORNER was extricated by firefighters and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Her vehicle's airbags deployed. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Linn County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Rural Fire District, Halsey Shedd Fire Protection District, Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District, and ODOT.
Trooper Casey Hunter is the lead investigator. No citations have been issued at this time.
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