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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 361 (Culver Highway) north of Culver
01/03/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247
Pager: (503) 323-3195
 
Secondary Contact:
Lieutenant Carl Rhodes
Oregon State Police - Bend
Office: (541) 388-6213

A Madras-area man died early Thursday morning in a single vehicle traffic
crash about two miles north of Culver on Highway 361.
 
On January 3, 2008 at approximately 2:37 a.m. a 1990 Plymouth Voyager van
driven by MICHAEL DAVID TROXEL, age 43, from Madras, was northbound on
Highway 361 when it failed to negotiate a right curve, traveled off the
highway and overturned onto its top in an irrigation ditch. TROXEL was not
using safety restraints and was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the
scene.
 
Oregon State Police troopers from the Madras and Prineville offices are
continuing the investigation to determine the cause. Assistance at the
scene provided by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and local
emergency responders.
 
No photographs available for release.