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Van Lands Upside-Down on Pickup and Trailer, No Injuries - Highway 211 north of Eagle Creek

July 23, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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No one was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 north of Eagle Creek during which a van came to rest against a power pole upside-down on top of a pickup and trailer.

According to Senior Trooper Jim Neufeldt, on July 23, 2013 at approximately 7:22 a.m., a 2002 Ford pickup pulling a flatbed trailer driven by JACE BATEMAN, age 21, from Oregon City, was northbound on Highway 211 west of Tickle Creek Road. As the Ford pickup crested the top of a hill, it collided into the driver's side of a Dodge van attempting to cross Highway 211 from the east to the west side. After impact, both vehicles ended up on the east side of the highway with the van on its top resting against the back of the pickup, trailer and a power pole.

BATEMAN and the van's driver, ELIZABETH MENDEZ RAMIREZ, age 30, from Sandy, were not injured. Both were using safety restraints. BATEMAN was driving a Clackamas County government-owned vehicle. The trailer was loaded with highway advisory signs.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Eagle Creek Fire Department and ODOT. PGE and Frontier Communications personnel came to the scene to assess any damage to electrical and phone lines.


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