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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 east of Sandy

September 22, 2012

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

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday night's two-vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 26 and Firwood Road east of Sandy. The names of the involved occupants are released in this update.

On September 21, 2012 at approximately 7:00 p.m. a 2007 Chevrolet pickup driven by JORDAN SCOTT COX, age 16, from Corbett, stopped on Firwood Road was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of Highway 26 to turn westbound when it pulled into the path of an eastbound 2000 Dodge R25 pickup pulling a trailer. The eastbound Dodge pickup crashed into the driver's side of the Chevolet pickup.
COX was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The eastbound pickup's two occupants received possible injury but were not transported. They are identified as driver RHONDA J. ABBETT, age 43, and passenger ROCHELLE L. BUCHANAN, age 17, from Sandy.
Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sandy Police Department, Sandy Fire Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene. The highway was closed 4 hours with a detour in place.