Date: July 21, 2010
Location: I-5 near Albany, Oregon
Names: Lela F. Andrews, Forrest K. Keeler, [Unknown]
On July 21, 2010, a highway crash injured six people, including four minor children. The crash occurred on I-5 near Albany, Oregon, around 4:20 PM, according to a report in The Oregonian.
Lela F. Andrews, 57, of Scio, was driving north in the left lane when she encountered heavy, slowing traffic. She attempted to change lanes, but was not able to do so safely, and the van she was driving crashed into the back of a pickup being towed by a motor home. The motor home, driven by Forrest K. Keeler, 54, of Coos Bay, was traveling less than 10 MPH at the time of the Oregon car crash.
The impact caused the van to roll multiple times, finally coming to rest in the left lane, while the motor home and pickup came to a stop in the right northbound lane.
Andrews and five other occupants of the van, including four minor children, were taken to area hospitals. The extent of their injuries was unknown, but they were believed to be non-life threatening. The names of the passengers were not available.
Keeler and his passenger, who was not identified, were unhurt.
State police are continuing to investigate the crash.
We send special wishes to Andrews, Keeler, and everyone involved in this accident, especially the children. We hope you recover quickly.
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