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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 22E near Detroit in Marion County

October 23, 2013

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

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An Albany couple was injured Wednesday morning in a single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 22E just east of Detroit in Marion County.

On October 23, 2013 at approximately 9:25 a.m., a Honda Civic four-door driven by LYMAN T. LAIS, age 71, from Albany, was eastbound on Highway 22E near milepost 51. For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and the vehicle crossed the highway, crashing into a ditch along the westbound shoulder.

LAIS and his wife/passenger SUSAN LAIS, age 70, were extricated from the car by firefighters. LYMAN LAIS was transported by Air Link air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious, non-life threatening injuries. SUSAN LAIS was transported by Lyons Ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lyons Rural Fire Protection District, Gates Rural Fire Protection District, Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT. The highway was closed one hour during the incident response and investigation.

Senior Trooper Charles Burdick is the lead investigator.


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