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Sandy man among four injured in traffic crash

by: contributed photo This 1997 Oldsmobile rests on its side along Highway 26 near Frog Lake east of Government Camp, following a crash Wednesday, Sept. 14, that injured a Sandy man and three others.

A 24-year-old Sandy man was among four people who were injured in a single vehicle rollover crash around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, on Highway 26 near Frog Lake east of Government Camp.

William Huffman was the driver of a 1997 Oldsmobile that was eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 63. The van drove off the south shoulder of the highway, hit the end of a guardrail and rolled several times, according to Oregon State Police.

The passengers in the van were Tony Bonner, 26, of Gresham; Thomas Branner, 27, of Milwaukie; and John Sandoval, 28, of Portland.

Sandoval was thrown from the vehicle and landed at the bottom of the embankment. He was transported by Life Flight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Huffman, Bonner and Branner were taken by ambulance and admitted to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Huffman is still being treated, while Bonner and Branner were both treated and released.

All the occupants except Sandoval were wearing safety belts.

State police troopers are continuing to investigate the crash including whether driver fatigue may have been a factor. They were assisted the crash scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Hoodland Fire Department and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.