Woman, infant hurt in crash on Hwy 26 near Banks

Woman, infant hurt in crash on Hwy 26 near Banks
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BANKS, Ore. – A woman and a baby were injured when their car crashed into a semi truck on Highway 26 Monday morning, state police said.

A LifeFlight helicopter responded to the crash scene at Sellers Road, three miles east of Manning.

Police said a 35-year-old woman was driving with her 2-year-old daughter when her Toyota Corolla crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the corner of an oncoming semi truck.

The woman was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to a Portland hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Medics took the infant to a hospital. Police said the baby's injuries were minor.

Oregon State Police identified the woman as Joy De'Ann Allen of Beaverton.

She was cited for reckless driving, endangering another person, fourth-degree assault and driving without a license, OSP said.

She was also cited for the unlawful possession of a controlled substance, OSP said. Police said they found a small amount of methamphetamine on her personal property while she was being treated at the hospital.

The truck driver, 66-year-old Gregory P. Kostrba of Wilsonville, was not hurt.

The highway reopened at 10:30 a.m.