Three children injured in two-vehicle crash


Three children and one adult were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries Friday in a two-car crash near the intersection of Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway and Southwest 198th Avenue in Aloha.

Driving a 1970 Ford F-150 pickup, Jesse Manchester, 30, of Beaverton, was pulling out of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant parking lot in the 19000 block of Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway around 6 p.m. Friday.

After a driver motioned for him to drive through, Manchester told investigators, he attempted to cross the left lane of traffic to travel east. A 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Misty Williams, 33, struck Manchester's truck, which spun around and landed on the shoulder of eastbound Tualatin Valley Highway, according to Washington County sheriff's deputies investigating the wreck.

There were two boys in Manchester's truck, a 9-year-old who was transported with head injuries to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, and a 7-year-old who was not injured.

Three passengers in Williams' truck, including her 10-year-old daughter, her 5-year-old son and Richard Palm Jr., 34, of Portland, were transported with non life-threatening injuries to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Palm was treated and released Friday. The status of the children, whose names were not provided, was unavailable.

The crash closed Tualatin Valley Highway for about 30 minutes while the vehicles were cleared from the roadway.

Manchester, who was not injured, was cited on a misdemeanor charge for driving with a suspended license. He was not taken to jail, said Sgt. David Thompson, a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office.