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Three Canby area residents injured


Six people, including three Canby area residents, were injured Saturday in a single vehicle rollover crash in rural Clackamas County.

All six were taken to area hospitals, including two by Life Flight air ambulance.

The accident took place about 7:20 a.m. Saturday on South Family Camp Road, about seven miles south of Elk Prairie Road, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, Tashne West, 18, of Mulino, told authorities she was driving five friends in her family’s 1993 Ford Bronco to go camping.

She told deputies she was driving about 25 mph when the vehicle accelerated on its own. Unable to stop the vehicle with the brakes, she pulled to the side of the gravel road, causing the vehicle to roll several times.

None of the occupants wore seat belts. Two were ejected from the vehicle.

Deputies said a 17-year-old male passenger said the vehicle rolled over his hip and arm. Another 17-year-old male passenger said the vehicle came to a rest on his knee, but his friends were able to move it.

The other passengers were a 16-year-old male and Ashley Burkey, 19, and Nick Bartell, 18, both of Canby.

A passerby transported three of the occupants to meet responding emergency personnel, including members of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Molalla Police and Molalla Fire Department.

All the occupants were conscious, breathing and mobile. Due to the remoteness of the location and mechanism of injury, two occupants were air lifted to the hospital. The others were treated at local area hospitals.

The Sheriff’s Office said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.