Students remain in hospital after crash

Two 18-year-old Whitman College students were airlifted to Portland after a collision Friday.

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Two Whitman College students remained hospitalized this morning following a collision Friday near Boardman.

Lindsey Jacobs, 18, and Katie Radosevic, 18, were being treated at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland after the Lexus sport utility vehicle they were passengers in was struck by a truck on Highway 730.

Jacobs was in critical condition this morning, while Radosevic was listed in serious condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The collision occurred about 2:38 p.m. Friday about a mile east of Interstate 84 when the sport utility vehicle, driven by Margaret Allen, 20, attempted to make a u-turn on Highway 730 to head west. As she attempted the turn, she was struck by a truck driven by Dick Martin, 47, of Hermiston, according to the Oregon State Police.

Allen and another passenger, Khoa Nguyen, 20, suffered minor injuries. Allen and Nguyen are also students at Whitman.

Radosevic and Jacobs, meanwhile, had to be extricated from the vehicle, according to the OSP. They were first taken to Good Shephard Hospital in Hermiston before being flown to Legacy Emanuel.

Martin was not injured.

Maria P. Gonzalez can be reached at mariagonzalez@wwub.com or 526-8317. Check out her blog at blogs.ublabs.org/schoolhousemissives.

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