PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Life Flight was called after a crash involving a log truck shut down part of Highway 26 on Wednesday morning, according to police.
Around 8:30 a.m., officials from four different agencies responded to the 3-vehicle crash near Quartz Creek.
After a preliminary investigation, officials learned a grey Nissan Maxima, driven by 66-year-old Michael Johnson, crossed the center lane and crashed head-on with a Kenworth log truck driven by 20-year-old Tyler Blackwood of Seaside.
After crashing into the log truck, the Nissan then struck a 2019 Ford F-250 truck driven by 46-year-old Traves Blanchard of Seaside.
Blackwood and Blanchard were uninjured, however Johnson was life-flighted to Emmanuel Hospital with serious injuries.
The highway was closed for more than two hours but reopened around 10:50 a.m.