MYRTLE CREEK: Accident victim remains in critical condition

A California girl who suffered life-threatening injuries in a car accident Wednesday just north of Myrtle Creek remained in critical condition today at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Natasha Hastings, 17, of Redondo Beach, Calif., drove a 2001 Dodge Stratus through a stop sign and into the path of a freight truck around 11:20 a.m., Oregon State Police said.

The truck collided with the car on the driver’s side at the intersection of Old Highway 99 South and the Interstate 5 northbound off-ramp at Exit 112. Hastings was not wearing a seat belt.

She was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and transferred to Sacred Heart, where she remained in the intensive-care unit today.

Hastings was traveling to Sasquatch music festival near Quincy, Wash., with a friend at the time of the accident.

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