North Bend teen cited after serious injury crash on Hwy 42

North Bend teen cited after serious injury crash on Hwy 42

CAMAS VALLEY, Ore. -- Two people were seriously injured and a North Bend teen was cited for several offenses after a Wednesday morning crash on Hwy 42.

Oregon State Police and rescue crews were dispatched to a reported crash Wednesday morning at around 11:40 a.m. on Highway 42 near Singletree Road.

Authorities say a 1995 Ford Taurus station wagon being driven by Elise M. Grundy, 19, of North Bend, was westbound when it lost control, traveled into the eastbound lanes and collided with a 2005 Volvo station wagon driven by Charles Bates, 63, also of North Bend.

A witness told troopers that just before the crash happened, they saw the station wagon making dangerous passes in a no passing zone at a high rate of speed.

Bates had only minor injuries, but his wife Ingrid, 60, and Grundy were transported by Camas Valley Fire & Rescue ambulance to Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries.

Troopers say everyone involved were wearing seat belts and both vehicles' airbags deployed.

Grundy was cited by troopers with reckless driving, reckless endangering, third degree assault and driving uninsured.

OSP Patrol and Fish & Wildlife Division troopers responded to the crash and were assisted at the scene by Winston Fire Department, Camas Valley Fire & Rescue and ODOT.