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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 244 east of Ukiah
September 30, 2012

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


Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of an elderly male on Highway 244 about four miles east of Ukiah. The victim's name is released in this update.
 
On September 29, 2012 at approximately 2:40 p.m. a 1993 Dodge pickup driven by LOREN WOODSIDE, age 82, from Lexington, Oregon, was westbound on Highway 244 near milepost 5 when, for an unknown reason, it traveled toward the shoulder. WOODSIDE over-corrected, lost control and the pickup rolled more than once coming to rest on its top.
 
WOODSIDE was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Ukiah Quick Response and Pendleton Ambulance. Sergeant Seth Cooney is the lead investigator.
 
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