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Oregon teen returns to track competition as para-athlete, gives back with laps

WILLAMINA – It’s been six months since the crash that altered Owen Baker’s life.
Baker, a junior at Willamina High School, was paralyzed from the waist down after a single-car crash on Hebo Road between Grand Ronde and Nestucca.
He was a passenger in the back seat of a Jeep Wrangler late in the afternoon of Oct. 22, headed to Nestucca for a fishing expedition with two friends. Only Baker, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered serious injuries after the vehicle rolled over and plunged down what he described as “a 35-foot embankment” in slippery conditions