Motorhome crash closes railroad in Milwaukie for hours
Angela Feemster, 32, faces charges of reckless driving after crashing a motorhome across the Union Pacific railroad tracks on the evening of Aug. 29 in Milwaukie.
Police responded to the area of Southeast Railroad and 42nd avenues and assisted Clackamas Fire crews with extracting Feemster, who was pinned in the driver's seat during the crash.
According to witnesses, who were traveling behind Feemster around 11 p.m., her motorhome was heading south on 42nd at about 35 mph, when it ran the stop sign at the intersection of Railroad Avenue. The witnesses, who are acquaintances with Feemster, told police that her motorhome had not had brakes for over a month before the crash.
Police said multiple tow companies, including Olson Bros and Bud's Towing, were needed to clear the motorhome and wreckage from the tracks. Union Pacific was able to reopen the railroad track after multiple hours.
Feemster was transported to OHSU with non-life-threatening injuries. She has a criminal record that includes theft and harrassment convictions in 2005, and convictions for driving uninsured and driving with a suspended license earlier this year.