POLK COUNTY -- A driver was cited for reckless driving following a Tuesday morning, July 27, three vehicle traffic crash on Highway 99W south of Monmouth that resulted in five people being transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
According to Oregon State Police Trooper Carlos Barrientos, at about 5:21 a.m. on July 27, a 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by Mark James Randall, 35, from Philomath, was westbound on Suver Road when it failed to stop for a stop sign at the Highway 99W intersection.
As the pickup drove into the intersection it struck the passenger side of a northbound 2006 Toyota Scion driven by Vicki Pheis, 60, hometown unavailable. After impact, the Toyota spun into the southbound lane and struck a southbound Ford Taurus with three adult male occupants.
Randall was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He was using safety restraints and was cited for reckless driving.
Pheis was using safety restraints and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.
The three occupants in the Ford Taurus were transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, where they were treated and released. They were identified as Jose Sosa, 41, Felciano Estrada, 60, and Jose Estrada, 47, all from Independence.
Highway 99W was closed 90 minutes at the crash scene.
Oregon State Police troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Polk County Sheriff's Office, Dallas Fire Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene.