Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s traffic crash that seriously injured a 53-year old Canby woman on Highway 551 north of Arndt Road. The woman’s name is being released in this update. According to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, she is in fair condition.
According to Trooper Nick Rhoades, on October 21, 2011 at approximately 5:30 a.m. a 2007 Freightliner truck pulling a flatbed semi-trailer driven by Harold H. Sherman Jr, age 49. from Corbett, was backing the semi-trailer from a side road onto Highway 551 near milepost 1 when a northbound 2011 Toyota Camry crashed into the semi-trailer.
The Toyota’s driver, Pao Yee Cha, age 53, from Canby, was extricated from the car by Aurora Rural Fire Protection District personnel and transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries. She was using safety restraints and the car’s airbags deployed.
Sherman was not injured.
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No citations issued at this time.
ODOT assisted at the scene as the highway was closed over an hour and then open to one lane until about 8:00 a.m.