Vancouver man, dog involved in three-car crash on I-205

Cars that stop for dog in southbound lanes are rear-ended by pickup

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter



A Vancouver man was involved in a Friday-morning crash that Oregon State Police say was caused by a dog in the southbound lanes of the Interstate 205 near Clackamas, Ore.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m., a couple of cars stopped for a German shepherd in the southbound lanes of the freeway near Milepost 12. Jack McKinley, 42, of Vancouver didn’t notice the stopped vehicles and rear-ended a Mazda, which then rear-ended a Toyota before tumbling onto its top, according to the OSP.

The woman driving the Mazda, Kathleen Gorsuch, 59, of Portland, was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The Toyota’s driver was not injured, and neither was McKinley, though he was cited for driving with a suspended license.

The German shepherd ran to the west side of the freeway, where it was captured and put into the back of a police car.

All of the southbound lanes were cleared by around 1 p.m.

The dog was taken to a local veterinary clinic for examination and to check for a microchip. If the owner isn’t located, the dog will be taken to an animal shelter.