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SH driver injured in Hwy. 228 crash


May 22, 2019

FIREFIGHTERS remove the roof of a truck to extricate the driver, who was then transported to an air ambulance at Holley School.

A Sweet Home man was injured Monday evening, May 13, when his pickup hit a tree head-on on Highway 228, Oregon State Police said.

According to police, a Ford pickup driven by Jerico Joshua Jones, 42, of Sweet Home was headed westbound on Highway 228 near milepost 20 about 6:15 p.m. when, a witness told police, the truck veered to its left into the eastbound lane of travel, then crashed into the tree.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded and extricated Jones, who was trapped in the driver's seat under the engine compartment and vehicle debris until Sweet Home firefigh...

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