Three teenagers killed, two injured in crash near Estacada on Memorial Day
(ESTACADA, Ore.) After a driver lost control of their car and crashed into a pickup truck near Milo McIver State Park, three teenagers were killed and two were taken to the hospital, KATU reports.
Just after 9 p.m. on Monday, Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies responded to South Springwater Road near the Redland Road intersection on reports of a crash.
An 18-year-old had been driving a black sedan near the state park and had four passengers in the car, according to the sheriff’s office. Early reports from the crash said the vehicle went into an uncontrolled spin and crossed over the middle line, crashing into a Ford F-350 pickup going the opposite direction.
Two passengers in the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene, and another was transported via LifeFlight helicopter, but later died of their injuries.
The driver and the fourth passenger are in the hospital with crash-related injuries.
The driver of the pickup, a 27-year-old man, was uninjured and is cooperating with detectives.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has not released the names of the teens, as they’re still notifying families. However, the Estacada School District confirmed that some of its students were involved in the crash and released a statement, saying:
Estacada School District Community,
The Estacada School District is deeply grieved to learn of a tragic car accident involving students from our district and community. Our thoughts are with the families impacted, and we ask for your care and compassion on their behalf and on behalf of our schools as we all navigate this devastating news. At this time the Estacada School District will refrain from sharing additional information about those involved out of respect for the families.
Counselors from our district and from around the region will be available today to help our students cope and provide support. We also want to encourage students' families to reach out to your child’s school office or counselor if your child is struggling or needs additional resources. The Estacada School District stands ready to help the Estacada community as we grieve together. We will share additional information that may be helpful including memorial information as it is made available and in coordination with the wishes of the families impacted.
Thank you for keeping the families and our community in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time.
The sheriff’s office is still investigating the crash and anyone with information can submit a tip online or call (503) 723-4949.