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Three injured in crash with semi

Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 22 near milepost 43 Aug. 28 that left three injured.

Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Chevrolet Equinox, operated by Maureen Connealy, 63, of Salem crossed the center line and hit an eastbound Freightliner, operated by Jason Gress, 43, of Vancouver, Wash. The Freightliner jackknifed into the westbound lane and collided with a Honda Odyssey van, operated by Raymond Frankel, 79, of Salem. The Freightliner is owned by UPS and was hauling double trailers. 

Life Flight transported Connealy with critical injuries and Frankel with serious injuries to area hospitals. Frankel’s wife, Elizabeth, 76, was transported via ambulance with minor injuries. Gress was not injured. 

Highway 22 was closed for seven hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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