Police: Driver holding breath in tunnel faints, causes crash

Police: Driver holding breath in tunnel faints, causes crash
(Photo: Oregon State Police)

MANNING, Ore. – A 19-year-old Washington state man driving through a tunnel in Oregon fainted while holding his breath and caused a three-car crash Sunday afternoon, state police sai

Daniel J. Calhon of Snohomish, Wash., was driving a Toyota Camry west of Manning when he fainted in a tunnel. His car crossed the center line and crashed head-on into an SUV, according to police.

Both vehicles crashed into the tunnel walls and a pickup truck crashed into the Camry.

Four people were injured. Police said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

Calhon and his passenger, Bradley Meyring, were taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

The two people in the SUV were also taken to a hospital.

Calhon was cited for fourth-degree assault, reckless driving and three counts of reckless endangering.