JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A multi-vehicle crash along Highway 238 on Tuesday night claimed the life of a Jacksonville woman and seriously injured another driver, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).
Troopers and emergency personnel first responded to the crash just before 6 p.m. The crash was near milepost 38, not far from Jacksonville.
Investigators believe that 21-year-old Charles Redlingshafer was driving his 1989 Ford pickup and towing a trailer loaded with hay when he suddenly lost control of the trailer. Redlingshafer then crashed into two other vehicles — a 1987 Toyota pickup and a Geo Metro.
66-year-old Nancy Asman of Jacksonville was the driver of the Toyota. OSP said that Asman received fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the Geo has not yet been identified, but OSP said that they received "serious injuries" and were rushed to the hospital.
Redlingshafer was not injured in the crash.
Troopers and traffic crews closed the highway for roughly nine hours to clear the crash and investigate the circumstances that led to it.