As of Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon’s serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County.
On Sept. 12, at approximately 4:46 p.m., a Dodge van driven by Merva Haley, age 68, from Wasco, was turning off Clark Road to the southbound lane of Highway 97 when the van was struck in the driver side by a northbound motorcycle operated by Mark Peters, age 55, from Hood River.
Upon impact, Peters was ejected from the motorcycle and critically injured.
Peters was transported by Sherman County Ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. Peters was transferred by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. He was wearing a protective helmet.
There was no reported injury to Haley.
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Matthew Newby is the lead investigator. Enforcement decision is pending.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, Sherman County EMS personnel, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.