Police: Milwaukie man causes head-on crash near Oregon City
Oregon State Police say a Milwaukie man with a lengthy criminal record caused serious injuries for himself and a woman in the oncoming lane when his pickup crossed the centerline Wednesday afternoon and crashed head on into a Jeep on Highway 99E south of Oregon City.
At about 3:53 p.m. on June 19, OSP received a driving complaint that was transferred from 911. Immediately after receiving the complaint, the vehicle reported was involved in a head-on crash on Highway 99E near milepost 16.
OSP officials say that their preliminary investigation revealed that 36-year-old Milwaukie resident Hosein Reslmn was driving a Toyota Tacoma northbound on 99E when his vehicle crossed the centerline, hitting Hermiston resident Lucia Smith, 28, who was driving a Jeep Commander southbound.
Both Reslmn and Smith suffered serious injuries. Reslmn was transported by Lifeflight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, and Smith was transported to OHSU by ambulance.
Reslmn has a court record that includes various driving infractions, and convictions for assault in the fourth degree in 2016, driving under the influence in 2005 and reckless driving in 2004.
Highway 99E was closed for approximately 3.5 hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by police from Oregon City, Canby and Clackamas County, along with Canby Fire and ODOT.