12:43pm Two vehicle head-on crash near Seal Rock on Highway 101 milepost 144. Both lanes are blocked. There are injuries…some serious. Two people trapped inside a vehicle. Possible rescue with Life Flight.
12:44pm Life Flight says the weather is too violent to fly.
12:50pm Medics on the ground are again calling for Life Flight. Life Flight says the weather is still too dangerous to fly through.
1:06pm First trapped person in the smashed car has been pulled out. Going in for the second one.
1:10pm Hospital in Newport is being warned that they’re about to get some terribly injured people coming in to their emergency room. Again, Life Flight is not allowed to fly during turbulent weather.
1;17pm Ambulance is being escorted by lights and sirens and scooting by a very long line of backed up traffic along 101.
Rescuers manage to extricate the other victim.