AMAZING PHOTO: Jackknifed semi, woman injured

A Colorado woman driving a motorhome was seriously injured in a crash with a tractor trailer on Highway 58 near Lowell.


Investigators say the truck was westbound east of Lowell on Highway 58 when the driver, 37-year-old Rana A. Tanveer from Live Oak California, lost control of the semi, jackknifed and crashed into a Union Pacific train trestle near milepost 14.

An RV driven by 62-year-old Breckenridge Colo. native, Pamela Jane Herring, traveling eastbound was unable to avoid the semi-trailer as it swung into the opposite lane and crashed into the train trestle.

Tanveer was not injured in the crash.

Herring was trapped in the RV for over two hours before a coordinated effort successfully extricated her from the vehicle. Herring was transported to the Riverbend Hospital for serious non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 58 was closed for over three hours as a result of the crash. OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT, Eugene / Springfield Fire and Rescue, Goshen Fire, Dexter Fire, Union Pacific and NW Hazmat.