Seven injured in two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 47
Seven people were injured in a collision between a pickup truck and an SUV late Saturday north of Gaston on Highway 47 in Washington County.
The victims include the driver of the SUV, Theresa Tricarico, 45, of Gaston, who had to be extricated from her vehicle and transported by air ambulance to OHSU with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Also injured was the driver of the truck, Eileen "Michelle" Korman, 50, of Gaston, who received minor injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Vincent Hospital in Portland.
All five of the passengers in Tricarico's SUV received minor injuries and were transported to OHSU by ground ambulance. Their names were not immediately released.
According to the Oregon State Police, at about 10:30 p.m. on May 28, OSP troopers from the North Plains Worksite and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle injury crash on Highway 47 at Seghers Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup was southbound on Highway 47 and waiting to turn left onto Seghers Road when it was struck from behind by a 2009 GMC Acadia SUV.
The impact sent the pickup across the northbound lane of Highway 47 and into the ditch.
The highway was shut down for about 20 to 30 minutes for the air ambulance to land and for medical personnel to finish the extrication of Tricarico from her SUV. OSP was assisted at the scene by Forest Grove police, Forest Grove Fire Department, Metro West Ambulance and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.