ROSEBURG, Ore. - Two teens injured in a crash Wednesday remained in critical condition at a Springfield hospital Thursday morning, Roseburg Police said.
Police also said the driver is being investigated for possible driving under the influence of intoxicants. She has not been charged with a crime, pending review with the district attorney's office, police said.
The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Stewart Parkway and Aviation Drive, west of the Oregon DOT offices, according to police.
Police say Jessica Janie Marie Brabender, 18, was driving northbound on Stewart Parkway in a blue 2004 honda Civic when "she allegedly lost control and spun into the southbound lanes of Stewart Parkway where she struck the front of a southbound U-Trans bus," according to a police report.
Firefigthers had to cut Brabender and her passenger - 18-year-old Brandon Joesph Fletcher - from the wreckage of the car. They were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg in critical condition.
They were later take to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, where they remained in critical condition Thursday morning, police said. Brabender had been updgraded to serious by Thursday afternoon.
"Brabender is being investigated for DUII," police said in the report. "The investigation is on-going at this time."
Police said Brabender has not been charged with a crime. The district attorney is reviewing the case.
The lone passenger on the bus - Patrick Leo Goergen, 51, or Roseburg - was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor physical injuries, police said.
Carol Ann Murray, 60, of Winston - the driver of the U-Trans bus - escaped physical injury.