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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 20 Between Corvallis and Albany
12/25/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are asking any witnesses to Thursday evening's three-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 20 between Corvallis and Albany to contact the lead investigator regarding this ongoing investigation. Several people were injured and anyone with information is asked to contact OSP Recruit Trooper Jeff Freitag at (541) 967-2026 ext. 4350.
 
According to Freitag, on December 24, 2009 at approximately 6:30 p.m. a 1991 Ford Taurus driven by ANDREW SCOTT TOKSTAD, age 19, from Salem, was westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 8 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the centerline. The Ford Taurus collided with the side of an eastbound 2006 Suzuki Forenza driven by ANDREA L. LOGAN, age 18. After striking the side of the Suzuki, the Ford collided head-on with a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus.
 
The Ford's driver was transported by ambulance to Albany General Hospital with minor injuries. Three passengers were also transported with minor or possible injuries identified as STEVIE SIMPSON, age 20, and two children ages 15 months (female) and two months (male).
 
The Chrysler's driver, SUDHAKAR THAKILLAPATI, male / age 32, from Corvallis, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with serious injuries. Four passengers from Corvallis were also transported to hospitals with minor to serious injuries. They are identified as:
  • TRASHANA HANUMANTHA RAO, male / age 28, with minor injuries to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis
  • SILVAKAMARI THAKILLAPATI, female / age 31, with unknown injuries to unidentified hospital
  • SUSHMA THAKILLAPATI, female / age unknown, with serious injuries to Albany General Hospital then transferred to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland
  • BINDU LUMEN, female / age unknown, with serious injuries to Albany General Hospital then transferred to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland
 
ANDREA LOGAN and the other three vehicle occupants, ages 15, 8, and 6 were not injured.
 
OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
 
Albany Police Department and Corvallis and Albany Fire Departments assisted at the scene.