PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Six people were seriously injured after the pickup truck they were traveling in left the road, went over an embankment and tumbled down a deep gully — ejecting three of them.
Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. Monday on Kilchis Forest Road between milepost 5 and 6.
According to the preliminary investigation, the truck was driving eastbound when it left the road for some undetermined reason. Twenty-year-old Marcus Pederson, 21-year-old Domanik Bakhus Gutierrez and a juvenile male were riding the truck’s bed when the incident happened. The three of them were ejected while the driver, 19-year-old Jack Dierking, 18-year-old Destiney Maldonado and a juvenile female remained inside the pickup.
Two people had to be extricated. The others were either hoisted up or assisted in getting out of the gully.
Destiney, Marcis and the two juveniles were taken to Portland-area hospitals via Life Flight. Jack and Domanick were taken to a Tillamook hospital by ambulance.
Officials said all the patients suffered serious injuries.