November 10, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 26 south of Madras that resulted in the death of an Oregon City man.
On November 10, 2013 at approximately 7:12 a.m., a property resident reported a single vehicle traffic crash off the south side in the 3100 block of Highway 26 about a mile from Highway 97. Upon arrival, OSP and Jefferson County Fire District #1 personnel confirmed there was a deceased adult male identified as SCOTT JOSEPH YOUNG, age 50, from Oregon City, underneath the overturned vehicle.
Updated information indicates a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven by YOUNG was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 1 when it traveled onto the right shoulder. YOUNG over-corrected and lost control as the vehicle traveled across the highway, struck a driveway culvert and went airborne over several large bushes. It rolled before coming to rest on its top with YOUNG underneath it. He was not using safety restraints.
The vehicle was approximately 35 yards off the south side of Highway 26 and wasn't visible from the highway because of the high bushes it came to rest behind. It appears the vehicle was at the scene for several hours. The property resident didn't hear the crash and only saw the overturned vehicle after getting up in the morning.
OSP troopers from the Madras work site are continuing the investigation in the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper John Russo is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire District #1 and EMS, and ODOT.
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