Briefs

By Triplicate Staff January 30, 2013 05:40 pm

DUI arrest after crash on Hwy. 199

An Oregon man was arrested after he and another driver were injured in an alcohol-related car accident Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Sean E. Lundy, 21, of Forest Grove, was driving his 1998 Toyota Tacoma south on U.S. Highway 199 near mile-marker 9.13 around 7:18 p.m. when he lost control and entered the northbound lane, striking a 2000 Honda CR-V, the CHP said.

Gasquet resident Barbara McLaughlin, 50, who was driving the Honda, was treated and released from Sutter Coast Hospital.

Lundy was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence before being released to Sutter Coast Hospital. He was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Redding for treatment of his injuries.

Three injured in SUV crash

A single-vehicle accident sent three Brookings residents to the hospital Sunday.

Jeffrey A. Henry, 29, was driving a 2002 Chevy Tahoe north on U.S. Highway 101 near the Oregon border around 12:25 p.m. when his vehicle swerved off the road and down an embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The SUV overturned, coming to rest on the driver side.

Henry, and his two passengers,  56 year-old Carol Rust and 75-year-old Audrey Rust, had to be extricated from the vehicle after personnel from the Smith River Volunteer Fire Department and Harbor Fire Department removed the roof.

Henry and Carol Rust were treated and released from Sutter Coast Hospital. Audrey Rust, who was flown to a Eugene hospital from Sutter Coast, was listed in stable condition Monday.