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Teen holds breath in tunnel, causes 3-car crash

A 19-year-old from Snohomish, Wash., fainted holding his breath through a tunnel in Oregon over the weekend.
By Kate Stanton   |   May 27, 2014 at 6:49 PM   |   Comments

MANNING, Ore., May 27 (UPI) -- A superstitious car game caused a three-vehicle crash and injured four people in Oregon on Sunday night.

Daniel J. Calhoon, 19, of Snohomish, Wash., held his breath driving through a US 26 tunnel near Manning, Ore., causing him to pass out and crash his Toyota Camry into an oncoming SUV.

Both the SUV and the Camry smashed into the tunnel wall and a third vehicle hit the Camry.

Four people, including Calhoon and his passenger, Bradley Meyring, and two people in the SUV, were injured and taken to a local hospital.

Meyring was in serious condition on Monday.

Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said Calhoon, who was cited for reckless driving, reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault, "lost" the hold-your-breath game.

"In this case, I think he lost and unfortunately other people were impacted," Hastings said. "It's obviously never recommended that drivers do anything that's distracting."

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