April 30 2017
At 2:38am on June 25, 2016, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls in regards to a traffic crash near the intersection of S Redland Rd. and S Bradley Rd. in unincorporated Oregon City. Callers reported that two vehicles had crashed, head-on, at a high rate of speed and that there were multiple patients who had sustained severe injuries.
A short time later, a sergeant with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrived on scene, and began to render medical aid to the injured individuals. Over the next several minutes, multiple deputies with CCSO arrived on scene, and with the help of the Clackamas Fire District and American Medical Response, triaged the patients.
Two of the involved individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, and an additional patient died while enroute to the hospital. At the time of this press release, two patients are currently at local hospitals, and being treated for serious injuries. All of the individuals involved have been positively identified, but their identities are being withheld until all of the family notifications have been completed.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) as well as detectives responded to the scene. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but initial reports indicate that speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all the good samaritans who stopped and helped deliver medical aid to those involved until first responders arrived. CCSO would also like to thank the men and women with the Clackamas Fire District, American Medical Response, and Lifeflight Network for their outstanding response to the scene.
Additionally the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind people to drive carefully and to make plans to stay the night or use a designated driver if you or a loved one consumes any intoxicating substance.