A woman allegedly at fault for an Albany car crash on Saturday morning faces criminal charges.

McKayla Raine Smith, 19, of Albany was arraigned on two counts of second-degree assault on Monday afternoon in Linn County Circuit Court.

Smith was the driver of a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu that crashed into a 2003 Toyota Tacoma and a 2017 Ford Escape at about 8:20 a.m. on Saturday on Queen Avenue Southeast near Pacific Boulevard, according to court paperwork.

The other two drivers complained of neck pain but were treated at the scene by Albany Fire Department personnel. Smith was taken to Samaritan Albany General Hospital for an evaluation before being taken to the Linn County Jail.

During Monday’s court hearing, prosecutor Ani Yardumian asked for $100,000 security in the case, saying that Smith appeared to endanger the health of the public.

Judge Carol Bispham set Smith’s bail at $50,000, the minimum required for such a serious offense.

Second-degree assault is a Measure 11 crime that brings a mandatory minimum sentence of nearly six years in prison.

The next hearing in the case was scheduled for Nov. 13.

Kyle Odegard

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