Alaska driver faces charges after Oregon crash

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- A collision east of Interstate Highway 5 near Albany, Ore., left four people injured, one critically, and an Alaska driver now faces charges.

The Albany Democrat Herald reports Alimpiada Kalugin, 29, of Homer, Alaska, faces two counts of second-degree assault and one count each of fourth-degree assault, reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Police say the crash is a result of Kalugin failing to brake at a highway intersection. A Pontiac sedan struck her Nissan Maxima, sending it spinning into a tree.

Kalugin's passenger, Timofae J. Martisheff of Seaside, Ore., was critically injured.

The driver and passenger of the Pontiac sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com