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Update on yesterday’s head-on accident on Highway 18

This car crossed center line into the SUV.

This car crossed center line into the SUV.

Victim car - grandfather and grandson hurt.  Grandson ejected.

Victim car – grandmother and grandson hurt. Grandson ejected.


Monday afternoon OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 18 near milepost 12, east of Lincoln City.

A 1990 Geo Prizm was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when it crossed over into the westbound lanes. The Geo collided with a westbound 2000 Ford Expedition which left the roadway and rolled over.

The driver of the Ford, Laurie E ALTIG, age 57, of Portland, was taken by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the Ford, Reese ALTIG, age 10, of Portland, was ejected from the vehicle and was critically injured. He was taken by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

The driver of the Geo, Elliot E THOMPSON, age 21, of Aumsville, was transported by ambulance to a Salem area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

During the crash, ALTIG’s dog fled the scene but was located by family members the next day.

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