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Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 south of Halsey / Brownsville Interchange
07/10/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A northwest Portland woman died and her son was seriously injured Saturday morning in a single vehicle rollover crash southbound on Interstate 5 about one mile south of the Halsey/Brownsville interchange. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation.
 
According to OSP Trooper Jeff Freitag, on July 10, 2010 at approximately 9:38 a.m. a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by AMY ELIZABETH LANGLER, age 43, from northwest Portland, was southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 215. According to witnesses, the Ford sport utility vehicle change from the right to the left lane and continued partially onto the center gravel shoulder. It appeared the driver attempted to steer back toward the southbound lanes and over-corrected, resulting in the vehicle rolling several times before coming to a stop on its top in the center grass median strip.
 
AMY LANGLER was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her son, EVAN LANGLER, age 8, was seriously injured and initially transported by REACH helicopter to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He is being transferred to Doernbecher Children's Hospital and his injuries are considered non-life threatening. Both were using safety restraints.
 
OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation to determine the cause of the crash. Troopers were on scene for about three hours.
 
Linn County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Halsey-Shedd Rural Fire assisted at the scene. Southbound lanes were briefly shut down for medical response.