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SH woman injured in Hwy. 228 crash, which was followed by grass fire


August 30, 2016

RESCUE WORKERS extricate the driver of an Oldsmobile, right, that Oregon State Police say collided head-on with the Toyota at left.

A head-on collision blocked Highway 228 Sunday afternoon and sent two drivers, including a Sweet Home woman, to area hospitals.

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

According to the Oregon State Police, Sharon Howard, 55, of Lebanon was driving westbound on Highway 228 in an Oldsmobile when her car crossed a double line near milepost 16 and collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla driven by Abigail Raine Bear, 28, of Sweet Home.

According to SHFAD, there were no other occupants in the vehicles.

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