On December 23, 2012 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a 2003 Subaru Forrester station wagon driven by DAYNE M. SCANLON, age 19, from West Linn, was northbound on Highway 35 near milepost 62 when SCANLON lost control and slid sideways on the snow/ice covered road into the southbound lane where it was struck in the passenger side by a 2012 Ford Edge driven by DUNCAN McPHAIL, age 44, from southeast Portland.
The Subaru's right rear passenger, DRAKE ARON EDWARDS, age 20, from West Linn, was pronounced deceased as a result of the crash. A doctor and members of the Mt. Hood Meadows ski patrol were at the scene providing emergency medical care to the victim before he was pronounced deceased. SCANLON and right front passenger WARNER EDWARDS, age 20, the victim's twin brother, were not injured. All were using safety restraints.
McPHAIL and a 40-year old female passenger from north Portland were not injured. Both were using safety restraints.
The southbound lane was closed while OSP troopers, with the assistance of crash investigators from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and West Linn Police Department, investigated at the scene. Fire personnel from Parkdale and Hoodland departments assisted at the scene. Senior Trooper Mike Holloran is the lead investigator.
ODOT was on scene assisting with traffic control and scene clearance.
OSP and ODOT urge travelers to be prepared for potential hazardous driving conditions on many mountain passes and other areas. Make sure your vehicles are prepared and equipped for winter driving conditions, including carrying tire chains that fit your vehicle's tires if traveling any mountain pass or area where chains could be required.