Girl, 17, seriously hurt in Highway 213 crash

Girl, 17, seriously hurt in Highway 213 crash
Photo by Oregon State Police.

NEAR CARUS, Ore. – A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash south of Carus Monday night, police said.

It happened in the intersection of South Spangler Road and Highway 213 at around 9:30 p.m.

State police said 17-year-old Anna Marl of Oregon City was stopped on Spangler Road and attempted to turn left onto the highway when her SUV was hit by a Ford Excursion.

Firefighters had to cut Marl’s SUV open to get her out. She was taken to OHSU in Portland. Police said her injuries were serious.

The driver of the Excursion, 58-year-old Teresa Gilbert of Keizer, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police said both women were wearing seat belts during the crash.

The highway was closed for about one hour during the investigation.