Provided by Oregon State Police
Correction: Paramedic David Miller was NOT transported to PCH.
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon’s minor injury traffic crash involving a car and ambulance on Highway 20 about nine miles east of Toledo.
At approximately 5:16 p.m. a Pac Wes Ambulance driven by ERIC SHERRILL, age 25, was transporting a cardiac patient from Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 18. His emergency lights and siren were running. A westbound 2004 Toyota Corolla driven by NANCY M. YODER, age 44, from Toledo, saw the approaching ambulance, braked and lost control, sliding into the eastbound lane where it collided head-on with the ambulance.
SHERRILL was using safety restraints and was not injured. Paramedic DAVID MILLER, age 39, was in the back of the ambulance tending to the patient. He was not injured.
The cardiac patient was transported from the scene by REACH helicopter to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. That person’s name or current condition is not available.
YODER was not injured during the crash. She was using safety restraints.
Assisting agencies were Toledo Fire and Rescue, ODOT, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Pacific West Ambulance and REACH Air Ambulance.
Trooper Mike Hansen from the Newport Patrol Office is continuing the investigation.