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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 east of Government Camp
01/25/2010
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 Monday morning's fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a Pine Grove-area woman on Highway 26 about ten miles east of Government Camp.
 
According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Ashmore, on January 25, 2010 at approximately 7:44 a.m. a commercial truck pulling two tankers loaded with malt driven by RONALD LEWIS JORY, age 63, from Olympia, Washington was eastbound on packed snow/ice covered Highway 26 near milepost 65. While coming downhill approaching a curve, JORY lost control and slid into the westbound lane where the truck collided head-on with a 2004 Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle driven by ROBIN RAE UDEY, age 54, from Pine Grove. Both vehicles came to a stop on the shoulder of the highway.
 
UDEY was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. Troopers investigating the crash believe she was using safety restraints.
 
JORY was using safety restraints and received non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University for treatment.
 
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command and Government Camp office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of an OSP collision reconstructionist.
 
Hoodland Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene.