Clackamas shooting survivor cheated death last summer

Clackamas shooting survivor cheated death last summer

Clackamas shooting survivor cheated death last summer

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by Michael Rollins, KGW Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM

PORTLAND -- A 15-year-old who survived a shooting rampage Tuesday at the Clackamas Town Center also survived an accident last summer that took the life of a driver.

Kristina Shevchenko was listed in serious condition Wednesday morning at Oregon Health & Science University.

She suffered gunshot wounds but no vital organs were hit. She did not require immediate surgery when she arrived by ambulance at the hospital. Her family was at her bedside.

Shevchenko is a freshman at Clackamas Middle College, a charter school in the North Clackamas School District.

Her family told NBC News that she was one of nine family members in van that crashed last August in Clark County on NW Lower River Road. The van was driven by Emiliya Shevchenko, 27, according to Vancouver police.

A Beaverton man driving a pickup crossed the center line. He died from the crash injuries and police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The family told NBC that Kristina is "happy child" who is "active in church," and said "by the mercy of God she is now in stable condition, but has a long road to recovery."

Kristina routinely walked through the mall every afternoon to get from school to her home, the family told NBC.

 

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