Loose dog leads to crash on I-205

CLACKAMAS, Ore. - A dog running loose on Interstate 205 led to a three-vehicle crash Friday morning that landed a woman in the hospital.

Deputies say it was around 11:30 Friday morning when the dog was first seen running in the southbound lanes near the exit to Highway 212/224. Two drivers stopped in the southbound lanes to help.

Jack McKinley was in a pickup approaching from behind. He didn't notice the stopped cars and hit one of them, a Mazda 4-door, from behind. That pushed the Mazda into the back of a Toyota coupe. The Mazda ended up on its roof.

The Mazda's driver, Kathleen Gorsuch of Portland, was hurt. An ambulance took her to a nearby hospital so she could be evaluated. The driver of the Toyota wasn't hurt.

The dog, a German Shepherd, ran off to the shoulder of the freeway. An Oregon State Police trooper, a Portland Police Bureau officer, and several firefighters all worked together to corral the dog and get it into the back of a State Police cruiser.

The dog appeared to be hurt, so it was taken to a veterinary clinic to be checked out. The vet will check the dog for a microchip. If that doesn't lead to its owners, the dog will be housed at the Clackamas County dog shelter and workers there will try to find its owners and get it home.

McKinley, the pickup's driver, was cited by police on suspicion of driving while suspended. It took about an hour and a half for officers to clear the freeway and get it fully reopened.