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Police: Driver holding breath in tunnel faints, causes crash

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.

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