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Crash near Banks sends two to hospital

Beaverton woman cited for reckless driving, drug possession


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: OSP - Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a Monday morning injury crash along Highway 26 near Banks. A Beaverton woman was transported by LifeFlight helicopter with serious injuries.An investigation into the cause of a serious injury accident along Highway 26 near Banks Monday morning is continuing, according to Oregon State Police.

At approximately 9 a.m. March 31, a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by 35-year-old Joy De’Ann Allen of Beaverton was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 51 at Sellers Road when it crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into a 2007 Freightliner truck.

Allen and her 2-year-old daughter were extricated by firefighters, and Allen was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings, spokesman for OSP.

The child was taken to the same hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

Wilsonville resident Gregory P. Kostrba, 66, the driver of the truck, received minor injuries but refused medical care at the scene.

Allen was cited and ordered to appear in Washington County Circuit Court on charges of reckless driving, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, two counts of assault in the fourth degree and driving without an operator’s license. She also was cited for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, after a small amout was found in her personal property while being treated at the hospital, Hastings said.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, Banks Fire District crews and Oregon Department of Transporation personnel. Highway 26 was closed for more than three hours. OSP Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator in the case.



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