JORDAN VALLEY – Five people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a high-speed collision on Highway 95 about 15 miles west of Jordan Valley in southeast Oregon.

Oregon State Police Sgt. Mark Duncan said the crash occurred about 4:45 p.m. when a northbound 2012 Infiniti hit the rear of a 2005 Toyota Sequoia SUV, which also was northbound. The Infiniti ran under the Toyota, lifting it until it ran off the road and rolled several times. The Toyota came to a rest about 70 feet from the highway.

The Infiniti, driven by Joshua D. Robinson of Cove, continued north until it went off the highway onto a wide gravel cut and collided with the back corner of a parked semi-trailer.

Three members of a Roseville, Calif., family were traveling in the Toyota. The driver, William H. Herring, 54, and passenger, Nicole Herring, 18, were taken by Jordan Valley Ambulance to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Gayle A. Herring, 47, was taken to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise with serious injuries.

Robinson, 33, was taken by air ambulance to the Boise hospital, treated and released. His passenger, Liana Lukar-Robinson, 32, also of Cove, was taken by ground ambulance the Caldwell hospital, also treated and released.

OSP troopers are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Malheur County District Attorney's Office.

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