Driver critically injured in crash southeast of Albany
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Driver critically injured in crash southeast of Albany

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Emergency workers extricate the driver of a SUV after a collision with a livestock truck east of the intersection of Santiam Highway and Goldfish Farm Road in Albany on Jan. 2.

A driver was critically injured Thursday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash involving a livestock truck at Highway 20 near Goldfish Farm Road southeast of Albany.

The incident was reported shortly before 3 p.m.

Albany Police Department Sgt. Robert Hayes said the critically injured driver had to be extricated from a vehicle by Albany Fire Department and was transported to a hospital. No one else involved in the crash required medical transport, he added.

Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff's Office personnel were also at the scene. Oregon Department of Transportation handled traffic control through the area.

The highway from Goldfish Farm Road to Knox Butte Road was closed for several hours during a crash investigation. Westbound drivers were detoured onto Scravel Hill Road and eastbound drivers were detoured onto Goldfish Farm Road.

No further information was available at press time.

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