Passenger Ejected in Sweet Home Crash, Airlifted

Updated June 25

LCSO reported that the driver of the vehicle, Alicia Shaddon, 26, of Sweet Home, was driving a 2008 Cadillac Escalade with Aaron Looney, 32, of Albany as a passenger. The Cadillac left the roadway and struck a tree. As a result of the crash, the passenger, Looney, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries and was Life Flighted from the scene. Looney was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.

Looney was reported as being treated and released.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and waiting for additional interviews.



At 9:03 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to a vehicle crash on North River Drive near the Gedney Creek boat ramp. Initial reports indicated a passenger had been ejected from the vehicle and another person was injured.

The incident commander arrived to find a heavily damaged vehicle that had struck several trees. The ejected passenger was located about 30 feet from where the vehicle came to a stop. The driver managed to extricate themselves with minor injuries.

Due to the severity of the passenger’s injuries, a Life Flight helicopter was requested. Medics transported the patient to the helipad at Samaritan Urgent Care, where they were transferred to the Life Flight crew.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded with a battalion chief vehicle, two medic units, and a rescue vehicle, involving a total of nine personnel.

This incident marks the seventh crash SHFAD has responded to since Friday morning.

As more information becomes available, we will update the story.