Emergency personnel work to remove the victim of a fatal accident on highway 20 near Blodgett, Oregon.

Fatal accident highway 20 near Blodgett

From Oregon State Police news release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Albany Area Command office are still on scene at Highway 20 just west of Blodgett investigating a fatal traffic crash involving an unloaded log truck and passenger vehicle. The victim's name is withheld pending next of kin notification.

According to OSP Lieutenant Mark Cotter, on August 25, 2010 at approximately 9:50 a.m. a passenger vehicle driven by an adult male was eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 37 when it crossed the centerline and collided with an unloaded westbound 1984 Peterbilt truck. The passenger vehicle's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints and his vehicle's airbags deployed.

Truck driver MICHAEL BROWN, age 57, from Philomath, was transported by REACH air ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with non-life threatening injuries. Safety restraint use is pending investigation confirmation.

OSP troopers are assisted at the scene by Benton County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Police Department, Philomath Fire Department, Blodgett Fire Department, and ODOT. NW Firefighters Environmental responded to handle a diesel spill at the scene.

Highway 20 was closed for three hours and at 12:50 p.m. opened to one lane for both directions.

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