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One Dies, Several Hurt in Linn County Crash

A 70-year old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene; several others were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Fatal crasn in Oregon-6-15-13
Photo: Oregon State Police

(ALBANY) - Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's two vehicle fatal traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 99E and Lake Creek Lane in Linn County. The crash resulted in the death of an adult male and serious injuries to 5 other people. All names will be released Sunday morning.

On June 15, 2013 at approximately 1:39 p.m., a 1991 Toyota Camry driven by an adult male was westbound on Lake Creek Lane when it failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 99E and was struck in the passenger side by a 1998 Dodge four-door which was southbound on Highway 99E. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in a ditch off the highway. The Dodge caught fire, which was extinguished by responding fire personnel.

The Toyota's right front passenger, a 70-year old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The car's driver and two other passengers, both adult females, were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

The Dodge's driver and adult female passenger were transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. All vehicle occupants were using safety restraints. OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Ray Stallsworth is the lead investigator. OSP was assisted at the scene by Linn County Sheriff's Office, Halsey-Shedd Rural Fire Protection District, Albany Fire Department, Brownsville Fire Department, Harrisburg Fire Department, and ODOT.

Source: Oregon State Police



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