Preliminary reports indicate a semi-truck traveling southbound on HWY 213 rear-ended a van that was turning left into Wagon Wheel Park.

PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - The rear of a green Pontiac van can be seen caved in after fire officials say it was rear-ended by a semi-truck as the van was turning into the Wagon Wehll Park entrance from southbound Highway 213.

This is an updated version of the story that was posted on Thursday, July 6.

Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a car crash between a van and a semi-truck significantly slowed traffic in both directions along Highway 213 near Arrowhead Golf Course.

A report from Lt. Cari Boyd of the Oregon State Police indicates that a semi-truck rear-ended a Pontiac van when the van was trying to turn left into the entrance to Wagon Wheel Park traveling southbound on the highway. The police report said the truck could not stop in time to avoid hitting the van.

According to the report, Patricia Ann Lesueur, 48, of Molalla, was the driver of the van.

Also involved in the accident according to the police report was Timothy Charles Cole, 50, a passenger, along with the driver of the semi-truck, Gurpreet Singh Shergill, 31, of Yuba City. There were minor injuries and the van was towed from the scene.

PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - Officials from the Molalla Fire District place the unidentified driver of the rear-ended van into a neck brace and stretcher.

While on the scene, a male was seen being put onto a stretcher and loaded into a Molalla Fire District ambulance.

The report also indicates another vehicle was involved, a white utility vehicle, though it also had Shergill listed as the driver.

PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - An official from the Molalla Fire District cleans up glass and debris shards from the roadway.

PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - The semi-truck appears to have suffered some significant damage in the crash as well.

Conner Williams
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