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MADRAS, OR -- State Police are looking for witnesses to a Sunday evening crash in Jefferson County that led to a small fire. Troopers say at about 5:15 p.m., a late-model dark colored sedan was northbound on Highway 97, five miles north of Madras, when it passed a Subaru (similar to below) and cut in front of it. 

 

The driver of the Subaru was forced to swerve and brake hard to avoid a crash; that caused car to leave the highway, sending it through a fence. It caught fire in a field and  The driver was taken to the hospital.
 
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Senior Trooper Jess Oliver via email or phone, at 541-531-5876.
 

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