Rollover injures four on I-5

A converted van slips in the Siskiyou Pass; one of two ejected passengers is in critical condition
Emergency crews respond to a converted delivery truck that rolled off Interstate 5 and down a hill near the Mount Ashland exit Tuesday morning. Four people were taken by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.Julia Moore

Four people were injured, one critically, Tuesday morning when their converted delivery van lost control along Interstate 5 on the Siskiyou Pass and rolled several times down an embankment, police said.

Trevor Heuber, 29, of Marysville, Wash., and David Staley, 38, Jordon Brown, 27, and Angela Paterson, 30, all of Portland, were on their way to Portland from a Northern California crafts fair when their converted Ford van slid on wet pavement and rolled down a gravel embankment at milepost six, Oregon State Police reported.

Ashland Fire & Rescue, Mercy Flights, the Oregon Department of Transportation and OSP responded to the call, which came in at 10:30 a.m.

Staley and Paterson, who were unbelted and sitting in custom-fitted bench seats in the back, were thrown from the van. Staley suffered serious injuries and was transported by Mercy Flights to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, where he was listed in critical condition late Tuesday.

Heuber, who was driving the van, Paterson and Brown suffered nonlife-threatening injuries and also were transported to RRMC, a news release said.

Paterson remained in fair condition while Heuber and Brown were treated and released.


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