7 people injured in car crash in Troutdale

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Multiple people were injured in a crash in Troutdale Saturday afternoon.

Gresham police said 2 cars were involved in the crash on SE Stark Street at Kane Drive. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said a car carrying multiple people crossed the center line and hit another car. 

"It was like a really big noise, like an explosive," witness Elizabeth Inclin said. 

A total of 7 people were hurt. One person was taken to the hospital by LifeFlight with life-threatening injuries and 3 others were taken in ambulances. 

Authorities said the driver of the Honda was a juvenile female and most of her passengers were also juveniles.

Witnesses watched as emergency responders pulled people from the wrecked cars.

"They were really young," Mathew Clark said. "We saw the LifeFlight come by."

SE Stark Street is closed between SW McGinnis Avenue and SW Corbeth Lane. Avoid the area. 

Sherry Whitehill, who lives nearby, said driving conditions in that area can be challenging. 

"As the street goes form 2 lanes to one, we hear honking a lot because people don't want to merge friendly," she said. 

The East County Vehicular Crimes team is investigating the crash. 


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