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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 47 near Yamhill
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday night\'s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 47 near the town of Yamhill. The vehicle\'s lone occupant died in the crash.
On February 10, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m. a 1998 Ford pickup driven by LELAND RAND FISHER, age 59, from Gaston, was southbound on Highway 47 near milepost 27 when it drifted onto the shoulder. FISHER over-corrected and lost control causing the pickup to slide across the highway where it crashed broadside into a power pole.
FISHER was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.
OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Phil Richardson is the lead investigator.
Yamhill County Sheriff\'s Office, Yamhill Police Department, Gaston Fire Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene.