Three people were hurt when their car was sandwiched between the back of a stopped garbage truck and a commercial truck near Dundee.
It happened at about 11:20 a.m. on Highway 99W.
Investigators said the garbage truck driven by Michael Lingle, 47, of McMinnville, was stopped straddling the right fog line of the southbound lanes completing a garbage pickup at a nearby home.
Police said a 2005 Scion tC driven by Abelardo Lucero, 32, of Vancouver, stopped behind the truck and was struck from behind by a 1991 Kenworth truck driven by Mark Folsom, 53, of Portland.
The impact pushed the Scion into the back of the garbage truck.
Lucero and the right front passenger, Roxanne Wheeler, 23, of Vancouver, were treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
Rufina Vasquez-Gervacio, 28, of Vancouver was trapped in the back seat after the crash and it took emergency crews 30 minutes to get her out.
She was taken by Life Flight to a Portland hospital. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.
Investigators said she was the only one in the car not wearing a seat belt, because she had just removed it to lean forward to hear what was being said in the front seat when the car was hit from behind.
The crash blocked all or part of the highway for about three hours.
Troopers are continuing to investigate.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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