WASCO, Ore. Two people were injured after their car went careening down a 150-foot embankment after sliding on an icy section of Highway 206 east of Wasco early Saturday, police said.
Just before 5 a.m., 26-year-old Jeanne Moles of John Day climbed from the wrecked car, leaving behind three others, and headed back up to the highway to flag down a passing car, said Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.
Authorities said 22-year-old Jay Williams was ejected from the car, and 21-year-old Desiree Rutherford was pinned under the wreckage.
The fourth person in the car, 28-year-old Matthew Sagaser from John Day was not injured.
Moles was able to stop a car full of Condon-area residents to tell them about the accident.
A woman from the flagged down car climbed up a hill and called 9-1-1 on her cell phone. Emergency crews quickly responded and rappelled down the ravine to rescue the two injured people, Hastings said.
Crews used airbags to lift the car off of Rutherford s head and took her to the hospital. She was flown to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious injuries.
No one in the car was wearing a seatbelt.