One person was injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle rollover traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 211 and S. Meridian Road east of Woodburn. A baby calf transported in one of the vehicles was also not injured.
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Travis Neubauer, on June 21, 2012 at approximately 4:30 p.m. a 2008 Subaru four-door driven by Monica E. Barnhart, age 29, from Woodburn, was northbound on S. Meridian Road and came to a stop at the stop sign with Highway 211. As an eastbound commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer passed through the intersection, the Subaru began to pull across Highway 211. The Subaru’s driver failed to see a westbound 1995 GMC Suburban and crashed into its left front driver side.
After impact, the GMC traveled off the highway and rolled over in a field. Right front passenger Terry C. McMahan, age 57, from Grand Ronde, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Silverton Hospital.
The GMC’s driver, Tara E. Staley, age 32, from Grand Ronde, and two children ages 11 (male) and 4 (female) were not injured. Barnhart was also not injured.
All involved occupants were using safety restraints.
A baby calf named “Big Mac” was being transported in an enclosed cage in the back of the GMC Suburban. “Big Mac” was not hurt.
Highway 211 was closed in both directions for about 45 minutes. OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are investigating the crash. Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Woodburn Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene.
News Release and Photographs from: Oregon State Police