SISTERS, OR -- Icy roads are blamed for a crash that injured six and shutdown the Santiam Pass for several hours, Christmas Day. Oregon State Police say a Salem woman was eastbound on Highway 20 at about 10 a.m., Friday, when she lost control and struck a westbound pickup, head-on. A doctor in another vehicle stopped and provided medical attention to some of the injured before paramedics arrived.
Four passengers in the Chevy Tahoe were taken to St. Charles Bend. The driver of the pickup, 44-year-old Richard Barge of Terrebonne, and his passenger, 40-year-old Kimberly Barge, were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.