SISTERS, OR -- A chain-reaction crash near Santiam Pass shut down Highway 20 for three hours, Sunday afternoon. According to State Police, a compact SUV was westbound when the driver lost control in the rain, just before 1:30 p.m. It and spun into the oncoming lane, hitting an eastbound Dodge pickup. That pickup then crashed head-on into a westbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup pulling a travel-trailer. The trailer hit a Lexus SUV, then rolled onto its side, blocking all three lanes of the highway. The Dodge truck also rolled onto its side in the westbound shoulder
The driver of the Dodge and a passenger from the Silverado were flown to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries. The driver of the Silverado was taken by ground ambulance to St. Charles, and two dogs were transported by State Troopers to an emergency vet in Bend.