PHILOMATH, Ore – Emergency crews pulled an injured driver from her SUV Friday night in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near Philomath, deputies said.
Around 8 p.m., 60-year-old James Jones of Waldport was heading east on the highway, towing a tractor in his Chevy pickup truck, when for some reason, he crossed the center line and slammed head-on into 52-year-old Janice Hancock in her Honda CRV, said Greg Ridler with the Benton Counth Sheriff’s Office.
Then, 60-year-old Maureen Lucas, who was driving behind Hancock, sideswiped Jones before all three vehicles came to rest.
Members of the Philomath Rural Fire Department rushed to the scene and pulled Hancock from her vehicle and took her to the hospital with serious injuries.
The other drivers had minor injuries. Highway 20 was blocked for two hours Friday.