W. Linn man dies in crash on icy Highway 35

FRESH SNOW covers vehicles involved in the Highway 35 fatality on Dec. 23.

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FRESH SNOW covers vehicles involved in the Highway 35 fatality on Dec. 23.

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s two-vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 35 about two miles north of Highway 26.

According to OSP, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a 2003 Subaru Forrester station wagon driven by Dayne M. Scanlon, 19, from West Linn, was northbound on Highway 35 near milepost 62 when Scanlon lost control and slid sideways on the snow- and ice-covered road into the southbound lane where it was struck in the passenger side by a 2012 Ford Edge driven by Duncan McPhail, 44, from southeast Portland.

The Subaru’s right rear passenger, Drake Aron Edwards, 20, from West Linn, was pronounced deceased as a result of the crash.

A doctor and members of the Mt. Hood Meadows ski patrol were at the scene providing emergency medical care to the victim before he was pronounced deceased.

Scanlon and right front passenger Warner Edwards, 20, the victim’s twin brother, were not injured. All were using safety restraints.

McPhail and a 40-year-old female passenger from north Portland were not injured. Both were using safety restraints.

The southbound lane was closed while OSP troopers, with the assistance of crash investigators from Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and West Linn Police Department, investigated at the scene.

Fire personnel from Parkdale and Hoodland departments assisted at the scene. Senior Trooper Mike Holloran is the lead investigator.

ODOT was on scene assisting with traffic control and scene clearance.

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imdeanna says...

PER Oregon State Police site:

Update & Correction: Traffic Crash on Highway 35 near Mt. Hood Meadows is NOT a Fatal Crash - 12/24/12
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating a two-vehicle traffic crash Monday night on Highway 35 near Mt. Hood Meadows that was erroneously reported as a confirmed fatal. OSP was advised by the hospital that this is not a fatal but still considered a serious injury crash.

On December 24, 2012 prior to 8:30 p.m., a two-vehicle serious injury head-on crash was reported on Highway 35 near milepost 66. Fire and police personnel responded to the scene in which more than one person was transported to a hospital.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are on scene investigating the crash. No other details expected to be released until later on Tuesday.

Posted 28 December 2012, 3:18 p.m. Suggest removal

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