Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 near Lee's Camp in Tillamook County
December 30, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
(Updated 12/31/2013 - Added victim's name and photos)
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 6 near Lee's Camp in Tillamook County. The victim's name is released in this update.
On December 30, 2013 at approximately 6:40 a.m., a 2006 Subaru Impreza driven by HAILA CHERYL ANN RUHL, age 21, from Portland, was traveling eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 26 attempting to pass two other vehicles when RUHL lost control. The vehicle crossed the westbound lane, struck a guardrail and went down an embankment where it overturned onto its top in a creek.
Responding firefighters used ropes to access the overturned car about 40 feet down from the roadway. RUHL was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was using safety restraints and her car's airbags deployed.
OSP troopers from the Tillamook office are conducting the investigation. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator. Speed is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Fire District, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, and ODOT.
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