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  • Wrong-way driver recovering at Portland hospital

  • Richard Webster Scott, the wrong-way Interstate 5 driver who collided head-on with Karen Greenstein's car and killed her at about 3 a.m. March 27, is in fair condition at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, a hospital spokesperson said today.
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  • Richard Webster Scott, the wrong-way Interstate 5 driver who collided head-on with Karen Greenstein's car and killed her at about 3 a.m. March 27, is in fair condition at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, a hospital spokesperson said today.
    The hospital describes fair condition as "vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and alert although may be uncomfortable or in pain and may have minor complications."
    Greenstein, 58, was driving home after a shift at the Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatch center in Medford when her Honda Civic was hit by a Dodge Caravan driven by Scott, 42, of Grants Pass. Scott was headed northbound in the right-hand southbound lane when he slammed into Greenstein, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Greenstein had been a 911 dispatcher for more than 20 years.
    Oregon State Police said its investigators believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the crash and criminal investigation is being conducted. A celebration of life service will be held for Greenstein at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland.
    The service is open to friends, family and emergency services workers from all agencies. Uniformed personnel are encouraged to wear their Class A uniforms.
    — Sam Wheeler
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