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Police have cited a 19-year-old who held his breath while driving and fainted, causing a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 26 that injured four people.

The three-vehicle crash in a tunnel on U.S. 26 west of Manning happened about 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Oregon State Police said that Daniel J. Calhoon, 19 of Snohomish, Wash., was headed west in a 1990 Toyota Camry near milepost 40 when he told police he decided to hold his breath entering a tunnel. He fainted, causing the Camry to cross the centerline. The Camry collided head-on with an eastbound 2013 Ford Explorer. Both vehicles then smashed into the interior tunnel walls and a third vehicle, a 1999 GMC pickup, hit the Camry.

Calhoon and his passenger, Bradley Meyring, 19 of Edmonds, Wash., were taken by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Meyring was listed in serious condition on Monday; Calhoon was not listed as being at Legacy.

The Ford Explorer’s driver, Thomas Hatch Jr., 67, and his passenger, Candace Hatch, 61, both of Astoria, were transported by ground ambulance to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. They were not listed as being in the hospital on Monday.

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