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      Police: Driver holding breath in Oregon tunnel faints, causes crash

      MANNING, Ore. - A 19-year-old man who held his breath while driving through a tunnel on Highway 26 fainted and caused a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon, state police said.


      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 assault (4th degree), reckless driving and three counts of reckless endangering.


      Some people hold their breaths in tunnels as part of a game or superstition.


      The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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