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Driver, 20, and passenger, 13, hurt in Oregon crash

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A 13-year-old passenger, also from Boardman, was taken by helicopter from the scene to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. He was later transferred to a hospital Spokane, Wash. (OSP)

HERMISTON, Ore. - A 20-year-old driver and his 13-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries when their car sideswiped a big rig and crashed into a parked truck Monday morning, Oregon State Police said.

Markus Smith, 20, of Boardman was seriously injured, police said. He was taken to Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston by ambulance.

His 13-year-old passenger, also from Boardman, was taken by helicopter from the scene to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. He was later transferred to a hospital Spokane, Wash.

Police described his injuries as critical.

The crash happened at 10:31 a.m. on Highway 207 on the Interstate 84 overpass.

Police said Smith was driving a Pontiac at the top of exit 182 from I-84 eastbound.

He pulled out onto the highway into the path of a commercial truck, police said. The Pontiac sideswiped the truck and spun, crashing into another big rig that had stopped waiting to turn and go onto I-84.

Neither of the truckers were physically injured in the crash, police said.