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Colton Fire Chief Injured in Accident on Ore. Highway 211

Chief Beaudoin, 49, drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

Fire Chief of Colton Crash
Oregon State Police is continuing their investigation into Thursday night's two vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 west of Molalla that resulted in minor injuries to the Fire Chief of Colton Fire District. Photo Courtesy: Oregon State Police

(MOLALLA, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police is continuing their investigation into Thursday night's two vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 west of Molalla that resulted in minor injuries to the Fire Chief of Colton Fire District.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., Colton Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 near milepost 6 in the department's marked 1990 GMC Yukon when he reportedly took evasive action to avoid an unidentified passenger car coming into his traffic lane in the opposite direction.

Chief Beaudoin, 49, drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

Chief Beaudoin wasn't able to move his vehicle due to damage and got outside about the same time a southbound 1998 Honda Accord with two occupants crested a hill and crashed into the front of the GMC Yukon.

Chief Beaudoin was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints and his vehicle's airbags deployed.

The car's 54-year old male driver, Daniel Schrock, from Harrisburg, and an adult male passenger were not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Monitor Rural Fire Protection District.

Source: Oregon State Police




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