NEAR SANDY, Ore. – A woman was seriously injured when her SUV crashed into a wooded area along Highway 26 west of Sandy, police said.
Someone called police to report the crash at around 8 a.m. Sunday morning, but police believe the crash happened late Saturday night.
Police and rescue crews found the crash in the woods along Highway 26 between Southeast Orient Drive and Kelso Road. They found 35-year-old Kendra A. Domico of Rhododendron, Ore. about 150 feet away from her Ford Explorer. Police said Domico was suffering from hypothermia.
According to Lt. Gregg Hastings, Domico was driving her Ford Explorer eastbound on the highway when it crossed into the westbound lanes, went off the road and crashed into the woods.
It’s unclear what caused the crash. Police said there is no evidence that alcohol or drugs were factors.
Hastings said Domico got out of the SUV and wandered about 150 feet away, where she was found Sunday morning by rescuers. She was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to OHSU in Portland.
Police said a neighbor who lives near the crash scene heard a loud noise at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday and went outside to look for a crash, but didn’t see one.