One person was taken to the hospital following Friday morning's pile-up on Interstate 205 caused by a loose dog in the southbound lanes in the Clackamas area. The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic for an examination and check for a microchip.
Police say that on Feb. 21 at 11:26 a.m., two vehicles, a 1999 Toyota two-door and a 2013 Mazda four-door, were stopping for a loose German Shepherd dog in the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 near milepost 12. A 2005 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jack McKinley, 42, from Vancouver, Wash., was approaching from behind when he failed to notice the stopped vehicles and ran into the back of the Mazda. The Mazda then stuck the rear of the Toyota before overturning on its top in the center lane.
The Mazda's driver, Kathleen Gorsuch, 59, from Portland, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation of possible injury. The Toyota's driver was not injured.
Subsequent to the investigation, McKinley was cited for driving while suspended. All drivers were using safety restraints.
The dog ran off to the west side of the freeway where Oregon State Police troopers, a Portland police officer and firefighters detained the dog and placed it in the back of an OSP vehicle. It was taken to a local veterinarian clinic for an examination of a possible injury. If the dog's owner is not found, it will be taken to the Clackamas County dog shelter where further attempt will be made to find its owner.
The southbound lanes were briefly blocked before one lane of traffic was open. All lanes were cleared by 1 p.m.