A Spokane woman was injured Wednesday in a car accident near Pendleton, Ore., that sent her to the hospital and the driver to jail.
Stacia Lynn Thune, 22, was riding in a car driven by Joshua Samuel McDonald, 25, of Newport, Wash., about 6:30 a.m. The car, a 2000 Chevrolet Impala, was eastbound on Interstate 84, according to the Oregon State Police. McDonald tried to pass a semi-truck and instead hit the truck’s left rear corner. The Impala then became lodged under the rear of the trailer, police said.
Police arrested McDonald, who suffered minor injuries, on assault and reckless driving charges. He was lodged in the Umatilla County jail, OSP said. Police then discovered three pounds of marijuana in the trunk of McDonald’s car and added charges for possession and delivery of marijuana.
Thune was transported from a Pendleton hospital to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, where she was in critical condition Wednesday. The driver of the truck was not hurt, police said.