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Mother arrested after suspected DUII crash

A Gold Hill woman was arrested Sunday after a rollover crash that sent her and her two children to the hospital.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they suspect alcohol impairment contributed to the crash.

Amanda Leigh Knutson, 31, received criminal citations on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, third-degree assault, recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving, according to the sheriff’s office.

At 1:55 p.m. Sunday, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call reporting a rollover crash in the 2200 block of Kirtland Road near the intersection of High Banks Road between Gold Hill and White City. The caller reported one person had been ejected from a white 2008 Toyota Tercel during the crash.

Deputies responded to the scene, along with personnel from Oregon State Police, Jackson County Fire District No. 3 and Mercy Flights.

Deputies said Knutson and her two sons, ages 6 and 10, were occupants of the vehicle. The 6-year-old had been ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

The mother and children were transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. At the time of a Monday press release, authorities said they did not believe the injuries were life-threatening.

The criminal case against Knutson will be forwarded to the Jackson County District Attorney’s office for prosecution, according to the sheriff’s office.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Anyone with information should call Deputy Ponder at 541-774-6800 and refer to case 19-21731.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspected DUII crash that sent a mother and two children to the hospital. JCSO photo