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Medford teen in highway crash remains critical

A Medford teenager whose Nissan sedan was hit when she pulled onto North Pacific Highway from Howard Avenue Wednesday afternoon remains in critical condition at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland.

Krystal Lopez, 18, drove into the path of a 1997 Jeep as she turned south onto the highway at about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Jeep was driven by Peggy Bell, 34, of the 8200 block of Rogue River Highway in Grants Pass. She suffered only minor injuries, police said.

Police misidentified the Jeep's driver in their initial news release, naming a Rogue River man who had stopped to help people involved in the crash.