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Head-on crash sends two drivers to hospital, after which crews respond to nearby brush fire


August 23, 2016

RESCUERS work at the scene of a head-on collision Sunday afternoon. – Photo courtesy of Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District

A head-on collision blocked Highway 228 Sunday afternoon and sent two drivers to the hospital.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded at 3:13 p.m. to the two-vehicle collision near the Holley Market.

Names of the drivers were not available Sunday evening, but both

were injured; there were no other occupants.

One driver was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. After an extensive extrication, the other driver was transported by REACH helicopter to Sacred Heart at River Bend in Eugene, according to a SHFAD statement.

The highway was complet...

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