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Rollover crash sends pair to hospital

A rollover crash Saturday in Gales Creek sent two passengers to the hospital, and the driver was arrested for DUII and other charges.

On Aug. 3 at 10:26 p.m., deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Northwest Old Wilson River Road and Northwest Thornburg Road just north of Forest Grove.

Deputies found a 1994 Jeep Cherokee upside-down on Northwest Old Wilson River Road. They identified Abbey Hatch, 17, of Forest Grove, as the driver of the Jeep and determined she failed to negotiate the turn, went into a ditch and rolled the vehicle over.

Deputies also determined that while Ms. Hatch was driving, Richard Cutright, 24, of Forest Grove, was riding on the roof of the Jeep. Investigators learned that Seth Staples, 21, from Beaverton, was climbing out of the Jeep’s window, attempting to get onto the roof. It is believed Hatch was driving over 30 mph when she turned the corner and crashed with the men on the exterior of the Jeep.

Cutright was transported to the hospital by ground ambulance with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Staples sustained potential internal injuries and was transported by Life Flight helicopter to an area hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Deputies arrested Hatch and charged her with DUII, two counts of Fourth Degree Assault and Reckless Driving, with additional charges possible. She was cited and released with a court date of Sept. 3.



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