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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 near Detroit
02/06/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Redmond-area man was killed and three others injured in a fatal traffic crash Friday morning on Highway 22E near Detroit.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Recruit Trooper Jennifer Russell, on February 6, 2009 at approximately 11:37 a.m. a 2000 Ford F350 pickup pulling a utility trailer operated by REXANNA TROXEL, age 54, was eastbound on Highway 22E near milepost 46 negotiating a curve when it lost control. The pickup and trailer jackknifed into the westbound lane colliding with a 2007 Dodge Durango driven by ROBERT BRIAN O'NEAL, age 37, from Redmond.
 
ROBERT O'NEAL was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints.
 
His wife, AMY O'NEAL, age unknown, and 3-year old son SHAUN, received minor injuries. His wife was using safety restraints and son was in a child safety seat. Both received minor injuries.
 
TROXEL, who recently moved to Lincoln City from Madras, was using safety restraints and received minor injuries.
 
The three injured persons were transported by ambulance to Santiam Hospital.
 
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office and a collision reconstructionist from the Bend Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No enforcement action has been taken pending completion of the investigation.
 
Highway 22E at the crash scene was closed until about 4:00 p.m. with detours in place. ODOT assisted with traffic control. Gates Fire Department responded and handled medical treatment prior to transport.