PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — At least one sedan and one minivan were involved in a serious-injury crash outside Hazeldale Sunday afternoon. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue reported the crash via Twitter just after 2 p.m.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office immediately closed part of SW River Road north of SW Farmington Road and LifeFlight was called to the scene of the crash.
At least one person had to be extricated from a car by firefighters. That patient was then immediately flown to the hospital. The sheriff’s office later said that person was a passenger in one of the cars and had suffered life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were also hospitalized with minor injuries from the crash.
Around 8:15 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the roadway was reopened to traffic following their crash scene investigation. While the investigation is ongoing, authorities said there were indicators that “speed through the curve was a factor.”