Ongoing Investigation Critical Injury Car Crash on Highway 30

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1990 Mazda Protégé after a head on collision on Highway 30 near Rainier.

The Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing their investigation into Saturday night’s two vehicle head-on crash along Highway 30 near Rainier that resulted in critical injuries to one person and injuries to four others, including two children.

On October 20, 2012 at approximately 10:30 p.m. a 1995 Ford F150 pickup driven by a St. Helen’s man,  Nathan Edward Reeves. The thirty-seven year old man was southbound on Highway 30 near milepost 44 when he attempted to pass another vehicle and collided head-on with a northbound 1990 Mazda Protégé driven by twenty-five year old Jacquelyn Bouchard, from Longview, Washington.

Reeves was not using safety restraints and was critically injured in the accident. He was transported to Oregon Health & Science University where he is listed in critical condition Sunday evening. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor on the part of Reeves.

Bouchard and three of her four passengers were injured and transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The injured three passengers are identified as Andrew Perry, age 29, from Longview; Monica Perry, age 7; and Aahlyah Marie Perry, age 6. Their injuries were serious but do not appear to be life-threatening. The fourth passenger, a 2-year old girl in a child safety seat, was not injured. The two adults and two children were using safety restraints or in a child booster seat. The three children were in the rear seating positions.

OSP troopers from the St. Helens and Astoria offices are continuing the investigation.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Columbia River Fire & Rescue and officers from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Rainier Police Department, Clatskanie Police Department, and ODOT.

Highway 30 was closed at the crash scene until 2:00 a.m.