Four Jackson County men were injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash along Highway 140, 22 miles west of Klamath Falls, police said in a news release.

Four Jackson County men were injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash along Highway 140, 22 miles west of Klamath Falls, police said in a news release.

The crash closed the highway for an hour. Traffic was restricted to one lane for another three hours.

Charles Whittington, 72, and Thomas Bocast, 58, both of Central Point, and Tony Pruitt, 51, of White City, were riding in a passenger van driven in the eastbound lane by Samuel Oetinger III, 69, also of Central Point, when the crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. between mileposts 44 and 45 near the Odessa Market.

Halie Budden, 19, of Klamath Falls, was heading west when she attempted to turn her 1993 Ford Tempo into the Odessa parking lot and was struck by the van. "The indicators are that she turned in front of the other vehicle," said Sgt. Robert Fenner of the Oregon State Police.

The vehicles came to a rest in a ditch just off the highway. Both were badly damaged and had to be towed. "They were pretty well destroyed," Fenner said.

Budden, who was wearing her seat belt, was transported to Providence Medford Medical Center by Mercy Flights. As of Wednesday afternoon, she was listed in fair condition, Providence officials said. The highway was closed to allow a helicopter to land on the highway and pick her up.

Fenner said Budden will receive a citation for a careless left turn.

Whittington and Bocast were transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls. Hospital officials said Bocast was treated and released. Whittington was listed in serious but stable condition Wednesday afternoon. Oetinger III and Pruitt were transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center for minor injuries and released.

All four men were wearing their seat belts during the collision.

OSP, the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Harriman Rural Fire Department, Klamath County Fire District No. 4 and Oregon Department of Transportation officials were on scene following the crash.

Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or by email at rpfeil@mailtribune.com.