Lake Oswego

Two teens out, one still hospitalized after head-on crash

Two teens out, one still hospitalized after head-on crash
Four teens were injured in a head-on crash in Lake Oswego Friday night.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. - Two teenage girls who were badly injured in a head-on collision are now out of the hospital, but another girl remains there in critical condition.

Katie Brauti, Madison Focht and Maddie Owens were seriously injured when the Jeep they were in slammed into a Mercedes SUV. The crash happened around 9:45 p.m. Friday at Lower McNary Parkway at Kerr Parkway in Lake Oswego. Police say Focht was behind the wheel when for some reason she veered into oncoming traffic.

Both Focht and Owens have since been released from the hospital, but Brauti was critically injured and is still hospitalized. Her friends say she's battling brain swelling and has multiple broken bones.

Meanwhile, students and staff at Lake Oswego High School are showing their support for the girls, who are students there.

"There's a big banner - it has their names," said Madison Goodall, who knows one of the girls. "Everyone wrote random things. Just knowing that we all remember and we're all there for them."

By Monday morning, teachers had been notified and the administration was ready for students who might need counseling.

"We have an amazing community that has really reached out to all of the families involved," said Cindy Schubert, principal at Lake Oswego High School. "And we just want to keep that trend going."

Police don't think drugs or alcohol played a role in the wreck and we do not yet know why Focht ended up in the wrong lane. It will likely be at least a week before investigators release a crash report.