Aftermath of Accident on Highway 20

Serious Crash on Highway 20 West

At approximately 7:00 AM this morning a white Ford Escort was being driven west on US Highway 20, west of Corvallis near milepost 32, when the driver lost control, crossed the center line and hit an eastbound mini van nearly head-on.

According to Leiutenant Kelly Collins fof the Oregon State Police Newport Office, the driver of the Ford Escort drifted to the right side of the road, striking the guardrail and then crossed the center line striking a Maroon Mini van that was heading the opposite direction.

A total of six patients were transported to the hospital, two were flown by helicopter. The right front passenger of the Ford Escort was transported via helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis and Collins stated that the patient was in critical but stable condition. The right front passenger of the mini van was transported via helicopter to a Portland Hospital. No other patient information is known at this time.

Highway 20 was reopened about 10:45 this morning.

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Correction says ... on Thursday, Aug 6 at 10:22 PM

Both patients were taken to Good Sam Hospital by REACH Helicopter. I saw it land at the crash, and my friend works at Good Sam and saw REACH land there. with both of their helicopters.

Will says ... on Friday, Aug 7 at 8:36 AM

One was taken by reach the other by life flight. I was Incident command.

Liveshotbuddy says ... on Friday, Aug 7 at 11:21 PM

I didn't think REACH had two helicopters . Thanks Will for correcting this. I know LifeFlight was there with their bird. I head both of them on the hospital hear net, 155.430.

piedpiper@casco.net says ... on Sunday, Aug 23 at 7:12 AM

Re: certain places on Hwy. 20 near Burnt Woods, curves hazardous and not prepared evenly,--balanced, some are like optical illusions. I quit driving 20 and prefer Hwy. 34. from the coast to the valley and vise versa..

Ed Johnston says ... on Sunday, Nov 21 at 11:45 PM

Hi How are you today OVERWHELMING I KNOW Please Read. THIS IS NOT SPAM This is for education purpose,,I am not an Attorney I have attended public hearing and personal knowledge,and have read a lot on this subject. Education purpose Read The Sol

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