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Driver Dies Following Serious Injury Crash - Highway 99E south of Oregon City

Car trouble ends in tragedy near Oregon City.

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(OREGON CITY, Ore.) - Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, is continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's two vehicle traffic crash on Highway 99E about three miles south of Oregon City.

Three people were transported to a Portland-area hospital and one of the individuals died after arrival. All lanes were open about 6:00 p.m.

On September 22, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup with two occupants was southbound on Highway 99E at milepost 16 when the driver pulled over and stopped due to a problem with the pickup on a limited shoulder about 3 feet wide and partially in the right hand lane.

The 63-year old male driver was outside the pickup when a 1996 Honda Accord driven by an adult male struck the rear of the pickup. The pickup's driver was struck and the vehicle's came to rest blocking both southbound lanes and part of the left northbound lane.

The pickup's driver was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He died after arrival. The female passenger in the pickup was transported by ground ambulance to OHSU with minor injuries.

The Honda's male driver was transported by ground ambulance to OHSU with non-life threatening injuries.

Assistance at the scene was provided by Canby Police & Fire departments, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Clackamas Fire District #1, AMR ambulance, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office CRAFT personnel, Clackamas County Incident Response and ODOT.

One northbound lane was open and a detour in place for southbound traffic until all lanes were opened.

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