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Update: Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in April 25th Crash - Highway 224 at Pheasant Court
05/12/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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The Multnomah County Medical Examiner advised Oregon State Police that a Gladstone woman critically injured in a collision April 25th with a commercial truck on Highway 224 at Pheasant Court died Sunday at a Portland hospital. The victim was pregnant at the time of the crash. Her baby boy was delivered at the hospital after the crash and is reported doing well.
 
On April 25, 2008 at approximately 3:50 a.m. COURTNEY M. CORBETT, age 22, from Gladstone, was operating a 2003 Jeep Liberty westbound on Highway 224 approaching the intersection with Pheasant Court. PAUL EASTRIDGE, age 55, from Grants Pass, was driving a 2005 Peterbuilt truck pulling a semi-trailer and attempted to make a left turn onto eastbound Highway 224 from Pheasant Court on a green light when the Jeep crashed into the left side of the semi-trailer. The Jeep became stuck under the semi-trailer and had to be removed by emergency responders.
 
CORBETT, who was reportedly in the third trimester of her pregnancy, was unconscious and entrapped in the vehicle as emergency responders worked approximately 45-minutes to extricate her. She was taken by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland with serious injuries where she was being treated until she died.
 
EASTRIDGE was not injured in the crash.
 
Both drivers were using safety restraints.
 
Highway 224 was closed in both directions for approximately 2.5 hours.
Oregon Department of Transportation, Clackamas County Fire Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, AMR Ambulance, and Life Flight all assisted at the scene.
 
Anyone with information regarding this crash investigation is asked to call Senior Trooper Jason Lindland at (503) 731-3020 ext. 457.