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OSP Investigating Injury Traffic Crash Involving Sandy Police Officer
08/01/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of Sandy Police Department (SPD), are continuing the investigation into Monday morning's two-vehicle injury traffic crash involving a Sandy police officer on Highway 26 near Langensand Road.
 
On August 1, 2011 at approximately 4:46 a.m. SPD Officer MANOLO HERRERA-MONTIEL, age 37, was parked on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 26 near milepost 25 when a traffic violator was observed westbound. Officer HERRERA-MONTIEL pulled away from the highway shoulder, activated overhead emergency lights and was in the processing of making a u-turn to stop the westbound driver when a 1995 Toyota pickup driven by JONATHAN J. CRAIN, age 23, from Bend, was eastbound in the left lane and collided into the left front side of the SPD patrol car.
 
Officer HERRERA-MONTIEL received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He is in fair condition.
 
CRAIN was not injured.
 
Information indicates witnesses may have stopped initially to help at the scene but left before investigators could interview them. Any witnesses to this crash are asked to call OSP Trooper Kimberly Long at (503) 731-3020 ext. 414.
 
HERRERA-MONTIEL has been a full-time SPD officer for 5 years. Questions for SPD should be directed to Chief Kim Yamashita (503) 668-5566.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sandy Police Department, Sandy Fire Department and ODOT.