One in critical condition after Cornelius Pass Road crash
One person is in critical condition after a head-on crash north of Hillsboro on Monday afternoon.
A Washington County Sheriff's deputy was traveling on Northwest Cornelius Pass Road between Northwest West Union Road and Northwest Old Pass Road at about 3:44 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20, when they came upon a traffic crash that had just occurred, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a statement released Monday evening.
Deputies found two vehicles in the road. The drivers of both vehicles were injured and were taken to local hospitals.
Deputies said a 2006 Chrysler Sebring traveling northbound on Cornelius Pass Road had apparently traveled into the southbound lane, where it crashed head-on into a white 2015 Toyota 4Runner car.
Shannon Cravens, 40, of Hillsboro, was inside the Chrysler and had to be taken by Life Flight helicopter to a local hospital.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Cravens suffered critical injuries. Alcohol is believed to have played a factor in the crash, according to the sheriff's office.
The driver of the Toyota, identified as Rebecca Field, 50, of Beaverton, received serious injuries in the crash. She had to be extricated from her car and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, officials said.
Washington County's Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.
The Hillsboro Fire Department and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.
The road was closed for hours, but eventually re-opened at about 7 p.m., Monday evening.