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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 south of Grants Pass (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
Posted: June 11th, 2012 4:25 PM
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A Selma-area woman was seriously injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 199 south of Grants Pass. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation.

According to Sergeant Jeff Proulx, on June 11, 2012 at approximately 9:50 a.m. a 2005 Toyota Camry driven by ERNEST KLEIN, age 91, from Grants Pass, pulled onto Highway 199 near milepost 9 from Fish Hatchery Road in front of a northbound 1999 Volvo four-door station wagon driven by GISA HERTLER, age 37, from Selma. The Volvo collided into the rear of the Toyota, and after impact the Volvo traveled into the southbound lane where it crashed head-on into a 2005 Freightliner truck pulling a loaded semi-trailer operated by PETER DAZA, age 63, from Florida.

HERTLER was seriously injured and extricated from her car by firefighters from Rural Metro Fire Department and Grants Pass Fire Department. HERTLER was transported by Mercy Flights to Rogue Valley Medical Center. She was using safety restraints.

KLEIN was using safety restraints and received very minor injury not requiring transportation to a hospital.

DAZA was using safety restraints and was not injured.

The highway was closed about 90 minutes during emergency response and scene investigation. ODOT assisted at the scene.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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