- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ore. (AP) - A mental health evaluation has been ordered for a Linn County man who told deputies he deliberately crashed his SUV with his wife and 6-year-old boy inside - and then climbed 70-80 feet into a tree and refused for five hours to come down.

Sheriff Bruce Riley says nobody was seriously hurt early Friday. The wife and boy were treated at a hospital.

By midmorning, a mental health worker arrived and after an hour talked the man down.

Riley says family members told deputies the 33-year-old man suffers from what may be a bipolar disorder. Riley says he didn’t offer a reason for the crash.

He was hospitalized in Corvallis.

The crash was in a field near Crawfordsville, an unincorporated community southeast of Albany along the Calapooia River.


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