Sheriff: 2 teens, 2 men injured in DUII crash near Drain

Sheriff: 2 teens, 2 men injured in DUII crash near Drain

DRAIN, Ore. -- Four people were injured over the weekend and a Drain man is in jail, after the Sheriff's office says the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance when he crashed a pickup.

Deputies say that just after 10:30 pm on Saturday, a pickup being driven by James Crawford, 22, of Drain, crashed on Upper Smith River Road at about milepost 9.

Authorities say Crawford lost control of the vehicle, and it crashed into a large tree and rocks.

One of the occupants of the pickup, a 16-year-old boy from Eugene, was taken by Life Flight to Sacred Heart at RiverBend in Springfield.

The other three in the vehicle including Crawford, Troy Ellis, 24, of Drain, and a 14-year-old girl, also from Drain, were transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart.

Deputies say Crawford was arrested at the hospital, and later transported and lodged at the Douglas County Jail.  Deputies charged Crawford with DUII (Controlled Substance), three counts of reckless endangering, two counts of second degree assault and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

The 16-year-old boy was later transferred to a Portland hospital and the 14-year-old girl remains at Sacred Heart, the Sheriff's office said.