A Jeep plummeted 80-feet down an embankment near Lyons, Oregon Monday afternoon. Prior to rolling down the embankment. Authorities say that the Jeep had drifted off the side of the road before turning sharply to the opposite side of the road. It is not clear what may have caused the 18-year-old driver to initially drift to the side of North Fork Road, before the apparent overcorrection. The Jeep was sent into a roll and down the steep embankment.
A 17-year-old young woman from Salem, Oregon, had been a passenger in the Jeep. The first deputy to arrive at the scene of the single-vehicle crash found the young woman trapped beneath the vehicle, with serious personal injuries. Emergency responders called for whole blood to be rushed to the scene. The rescue effort took roughly 45 minutes, and several units of whole blood were brought to the site to help to stabilize the accident victim.