Woman indicted over Cornelius Pass Road crash
A Hillsboro woman who was critically injured in a head-on crash on Northwest Cornelius Pass Road in August is now facing charges for her role in the wreck.
Shannon Cravens, 40, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 12, on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, third-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief and reckless driving, after she was indicted by a Washington County grand jury.
The crash occurred on the afternoon of Aug. 20, on Cornelius Pass Road in between Northwest West Union and Old Cornelius Pass roads just north of Hillsboro. At the time, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said alcohol impairment was suspected to be a factor.
Cravens' vehicle, a 2006 Chrysler Sebring, apparently crossed into the opposite lane while traveling northbound on Cornelius Pass Road, according to the Sheriff's Office. The Chrysler struck a 2015 Toyota 4Runner, causing serious injuries to the Toyota's driver — a 50-year-old Beaverton woman — and leaving Cravens with what the Sheriff's Office described as "critical injuries."
Cravens was taken by LifeFlight to a local hospital following the crash.
Cravens is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13.