Four injured in West Valley
Yamhill County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim Svenson said Elena C. Eastwood, 17, of Willamina, was eastbound on Rock Creek Road in a 1998 Toyota 4Runner with passengers Mahlia M. Dietzman, 17, of Willamina; Brett W. Mode, 24, of Sheridan, and Alexander D. Thole, 23, of Sheridan.
“One of her passengers thought, for some reason, that she was driving off the road,” Svenson said. “It’s a narrow road.
“That passenger grabbed the steering wheel. When the driver tried to correct, the vehicle went across the road and into a ditch.”
The vehicle hit an embankment and flipped on its top.
All four occupants were wearing seat belts and were transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center for treatment of injuries. No citations were issued.