Driver cited for DUII, transported by Lifeflight
Connie Henry, 52, of Corbett is in serious condition from injuries she received in a automobile crash sometime before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
The pickup she was driving traveled 30 feet down a steep, wooded embankment near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast Kerslake Road, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reported.
Troutdale Police arrived on the scene first and found Henry pinned inside her 1997 Ford F350. Rescue personnel from Corbett Rural Fire District 14 worked for more than an hour to free Henry from the vehicle and carry her up to the roadway. From there, LifeFlight transported her to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland. There she underwent surgery, and was listed in serious condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
She was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants as a result of an investigation conducted by sheriff's deputies.
An area resident, awoken by the sound of someone honking a car horn, reported the crash. The resident followed the sound of the horn until he saw the taillights of the pickup down the embankment.
This section of Southeast Stark is heavily wooded, and the Ford was not visible to passing traffic.
Southeast Stark Street was closed for three hours during the rescue and investigation.
American Medical Response and the Gresham Fire Department assisted at the scene.