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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 97 near Sunriver
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

A Salem-area man died Sunday from injuries he sustained in a Saturday afternoon three-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Sunriver. Eight others were injured in the crash which is still under investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Bend Area Command office.
According to OSP Senior Trooper Tim Holbrook, on February 19, 2011 at approximately 3:10 p.m. a 2006 Nissan pickup driven by STACY CORDAWAY, age 48, from Shingle Springs, California was northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 154 when it lost control and slid sideways into the southbound lane where it collided with a 1986 Suzuki Samari sport utility vehicle driven by HERBERT E. KROSCHEL III, age 41, from Salem. After the collision, the Suzuki Samari sport utility vehicle continued over a guardrail and down an embankment. The Nissan then collided with a southbound 2006 Suzuki Sidekick sport utility vehicle driven by LELAND J. WILSON, age 55, from Tigard. The Nissan and Suzuki Sidekick came to rest in the southbound lanes.
HERBERT KROSCHEL III was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with critical injures. He reportedly died Sunday.
Eight others, including the other two drivers, were also transported with non-life threatening injuries to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.
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