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Vancouver truck driver uninjured in Oregon crash

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: September 6, 2022, 2:32pm

A Vancouver man was uninjured, but two other people were taken to hospitals via Life Flight after a three-vehicle crash Aug. 28 on state Highway 22E in Marion County, Ore.

The Oregon State Police responded at 3:22 p.m. to the highway near Milepost 43. Investigators determined a Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Maureen Connealy, 63, of Salem, Ore., crossed the center line and hit an eastbound UPS Freightliner driven by Jason Gress, 43, of Vancouver.

The Freightliner, which was hauling double trailers, jackknifed into the westbound lane and hit a Honda Odyssey driven by Raymond Frankel, 79, of Salem, according to the Oregon State Police.

Connealy was taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. Frankel was also taken to a hospital with serious injuries. His passenger, Elizabeth Frankel, 76, of Salem suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance, the Oregon State Police said.

The highway was closed for seven hours while the crash was investigated.

The Gates Fire Department, Detroit Fire Department, Lyons Fire and Medics, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted with the crash.