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Gresham man among four injured in Highway 26 crash

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A 27-year-old Gresham man was among four people who were injured in a single vehicle rollover crash around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, on Highway 26 east of Government Camp near Frog Lake.

Tony Bonner was a passenger in 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.

Another passenger, 28-year-old John Sandoval of Portland, 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. 

The driver, 24-year-old William Huffman of Sandy, was taken by ambulance and admitted for treatment at Oregon Health and Science University. Bonner and passenger Thomas Branner, 27, of Milwaukie were also taken by ambulance to OHSU, where they were 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 at the crash scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Hoodland Fire Department and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.