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Authorities say the 33-year-old driver was transported to an area hospital by a Life Flight helicopter.

A Beaverton man is in critical condition after allegedly crossing into oncoming traffic and striking another vehicle near Carlton on Thursday evening, Sept. 15, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office said it responded to the head-on crash on Northeast Kuehne Road near Kinney Road, east of Carlton, at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

The driver of a Subaru Impreza was taken to a Portland-area trauma hospital via Life Flight helicopter, the Sheriff's Office said. As of Friday morning, Sept. 16, the 33-year-old man was listed in critical condition.

The other driver was hospitalized as well with what the Sheriff's Office characterized as minor injuries. The driver was operating a Dodge Ram 2500.

Additionally, a large malamute dog was ejected from the Subaru and had "significant injuries," authorities said. The dog was reportedly driven to a nearby veterinary hospital by a neighbor.

Deputies suspect that the Subaru driver was driving drunk when he apparently crossed into oncoming traffic, striking the Dodge. Speed is also considered a factor, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The Subaru driver's blood alcohol content was measured at thrice the legal limit at the hospital after the crash, the Sheriff's Office said.

No one has not been charged in connection with the crash.

The crash was recorded on the Dodge's dash camera, according to the Sheriff's Office.


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