By News-Register staff • 

Crash closes Lafayette Highway in the Hopewell area

HOPEWELL - Three people were reportedly injured, including one critically, in a two-vehicle crash about 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Lafayette Highway and Hopewell Road, according to Yamhill Communications Agency radio traffic.

A Life Flight helicopter responded to the scene. One victim was flown to Salem Hospital. The other two victims were described as "dazed."

Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Lafayette Highway was being closed to the west of Wallace Road.