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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 226 east of Scio
May 19, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle fatal traffic crash reported Sunday morning off Highway 226 east of Scio.
 
According to Sergeant Vonn Schleicher, on May 19, 2013 at approximately 11:24 a.m., OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office responded to report of a single vehicle over an embankment along Highway 226 near Shindler Bridge Drive around milepost 14. A vehicle was found by an area resident on its top along Thomas Creek riverbank off the highway with a deceased adult male inside.
 
The victim is identified as BRIAN DAVID MARLER, age 49, from Scio.
 
For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. The cause is still under investigation.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Scio Rural Fire Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, and Linn County District Attorney's Office.