MADRAS, OR -- Several people were hurt in a Thursday night crash in a construction zone south of Madras. According to State Police, a 23-year-old Portland woman was southbound on Highway 97 at about 9 p.m., when she failed to stop for a line of traffic waiting to be let through construction. Knife River is repaving a section of the highway and crews were working in the area.
Casandra Monsivais' Saturn rear-ended a Dodge pickup, driven by 27-year-old Kelty Godby, of Spokane. The pickup was then pushed into a Subaru, driven by a 57-year-old Chiloquin man.
Two of Monsivais' passengers were taken to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. Others hurt in the crash were treated for minor injuries and released.