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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 223 south of Dallas in Polk County

The driver of the sport utility vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name will be released Friday morning.

Fatal crash near Dallas, Oregon 1-22-14
Photographs - Oregon State Police

(DALLAS) - Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation of Thursday afternoon's fatal traffic crash involving a loaded log truck and sport utility vehicle on Highway 223 about three miles south of Dallas. The highway reopened about 5:00 p.m. and the names of the occupants in the log truck are released in this update.

Updated information indicates on January 23, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a loaded log truck driven by 49-year old Robert E. Sweet Jr. of Klamath Falls, was traveling northbound on Highway 223 near milepost 7 when a 2000 Ford Explorer driven by a 64-year old male crossed the center line and collided nearly head-on with the log truck.

The driver of the sport utility vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name will be released Friday morning.

Sweet and passenger, 48-year old Laura Sales of Klamath Falls, were not injured.

All involved persons were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Doug Brown is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire District No. 1, and ODOT.

News release from Oregon State Police

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Anonymous January 24, 2014 1:15 pm (Pacific time)

that was my effing grandpa

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