Kalama trucker involved in injury accident

Oregon crash leaves two teens injured

By Craig Brown, Columbian Metro Editor



A Kalama trucker was involved in a Saturday night collision in Molalla, Ore., that injured two teenagers.

According to Oregon State Police, the accident occurred about 7:50 p.m. on Highway 213 at the Toliver Road intersection.

A 1995 Ford Explorer SUV driven by Sarah Musgrove, 18, of Molalla was attempting to turn left onto the highway when it was struck in the driver’s side by the northbound tractor-trailer rig. She sustained serious injuries and was taken by Life Flight helicopter to a Portland hospital.

The truck driver is Andrew Rueckert, 29, of Kalama. He was not injured.

Musgrove’s passenger, Lorene Dooley, 16, of Mulino, Ore., was reported to be less severely injured.

The investigation into the accident is continuing, according to police.

The highway was closed for two hours.

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