Woodland woman injured in Lane County, Ore. crash

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A Woodland woman was injured in an early morning crash on Highway 36 east of Triangle Lake in Lane County, Ore.

Nicole R. Sallee, 19, an Oregon State University student, was driving her 2003 Volkswagen Jetta east on Highway 36 at Alderwood State Park around 7:30 a.m., according to Senior Trooper Gale Coachell with Oregon State Police. She lost control going through a curve and her Jetta went off the highway, struck and knocked over a utility pole and came to rest on its top.

Sallee crawled out of her car and was helped by a passing motorist until Lane Rural Fire/Rescue arrived on scene, along with Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.

Sallee was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend for non-life threatening injuries.

Oregon State Police is investigating this crash.