- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Marion County deputies say a Stayton teen is in critical condition after a New Year’s Eve accident.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/aRHth8 ) his car was ripped in half in the single-car accident near Stayton.

Firefighters extricated the driver, 17-year-old Timothy Colblentz, from the smashed-up vehicle, and he was taken to Stayton Memorial Hospital and later flown to OHSU. The sheriff’s office says he is expected to survive his injuries.

The accident occurred while he was returning home from a New Year’s Eve party at about 1:30 a.m. and lost control of his car, which struck a tree.

Deputies believe Colblentz was speeding. No citations have been issued.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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