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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 20 south of Lebanon in Linn County

November 28, 2013

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

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of the Linn County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Thursday morning two-vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 20 south of Lebanon that resulted in the death of an adult female and non-life threatening injuries to an adult male.

On November 28, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a collision occurred in the westbound lanes of Highway 20 near Waterloo Drive involving a passenger car and pickup. The 2008 GMC four-door pickup driven by ADAM R. HUMMER, age 24, from Sweet Home, was traveling westbound when it collided with the 1999 Dodge Stratus four-door that was facing east in a westbound lane. The pickup came to rest on top of the passenger car in the westbound lanes.

The driver of the passenger car, JESSICA MARIE MARTINEZ (aka: Jessica Marie Anderson), age 25, who was residing in Sweet Home but previously lived in Albany, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

HUMMER was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and then transferred to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. He was using safety restraints and his pickup's airbags deployed. His injuries are believed non-life threatening.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash, including determination if the victim's car was stationary or moving at the time of the collision. Trooper Don Rummer is the lead investigator.

The location of the crash has two lanes in both directions separated by a paved center median. OSP was assisted at the scene by Lebanon Fire District and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed for 4 hours.

Prior to this year since 1970, 238 people have died on Oregon roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Last year two people died in 2 separate crashes.


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