JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- A Vancouver, Washington woman was seriously injured Monday afternoon, when she reportedly fell asleep while driving and crashed into a parked semi-trailer.
According to Oregon State Police, Carol Dunsmore, 75, was driving northbound on Interstate 5 near the Siskiyou summit and crashed into the left corner of a parked semi-trailer on the shoulder.
Trooper say the crash happened just before 3:00 p.m.
OSP reports that Dunsmore's car was near milepost 4 going about 60 mph, when it drifted from the left lane toward the right shoulder and crashed into the left rear corner of a parked semi-trailer.
Troopers say there were no skid marks prior to impact.
Dunsmore was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters from Ashland Fire Department and Jackson County Fire District #5.
She was transported by Mercy Flights air ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. She was using safety restraints and her vehicle's airbags deployed.
Her small dog died in the crash.
The truck's driver was uninjured and was resting in the sleeper when the crash occurred.
The northbound lanes were closed about 20 minutes to allow for air ambulance respond and transport.
OSP is continuing the investigation.