Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

67°F

Portland

Partly Cloudy

Humidity: 59%

Wind: 5 mph

  • 2 Sep 2014

    Partly Cloudy 78°F 57°F

  • 3 Sep 2014

    AM Clouds/PM Sun 75°F 54°F


Oregon City man cited for DUII after crashing his car into several trees

An Oregon City man was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) after he was found New Year's Day morning seriously injured in an Interstate 5 rest area bathroom south of Wilsonville following a single vehicle crash.

by: OREGON STATE POLICE - An Oregon City man was cited for DUII after it was determined that he had crashed his car into several trees near the French Prairie rest area.On Jan. 1, shortly after 7 a.m., an OSP sergeant responded to the southbound Interstate 5 French Prairie Rest Area near milepost 282 following several reports of a suspicious person with injuries. While checking the rest area, the person was found inside a rest area bathroom and medical personnel were dispatched.

Chael Lynch, 22, from Oregon City, was injured a couple hours earlier after crashing his Toyota Camry into trees lining the rest area entrance ramp next to the southbound lanes of Interstate 5. The car sheered a large tree in half and was partially concealed by downed tree debris and vegetation. Lynch was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Subsequent investigation led OSP to cited LYNCH for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants - Alcohol.