2:53pm…Report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 18 two miles east of the Highway 101/18 interchange. There are injuries. Lifeflight is on standby. One victim will be transported to a hospital.
2:58pm…Lifeflight is waiting on the ground in case they’re needed. The crash site is fairly close to North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City.
3:04pm…Second accident blocking Highway 18.
3:04pm Two confirmed patients. The second accident doesn’t sound as serious. Likely related to the first accident.
3:10pm…Highway 18 is shut down (both directions) east of 101. Those injured are being prepared for transport to North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City.
3:28pm…Highway 18 is being cleared. Right now, one lane of travel is open closely controlled by OSP. Slow and cautious in the area, please…