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Death Investigation - Highway 26 in Rhododendron
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office, is continuing the investigation into the death of a woman Thursday night on Highway 26 in the Rhododendron area. The victim has been tentatively identified as a 52-year old woman but her name and residence information is not being released at this time. An autopsy is planned and there have been no arrests.
Preliminary information indicates on February 25, 2010 at approximately 9:15 p.m. a report was received that a woman was found critically injured on the westbound lanes of Highway 26 near milepost 44. Initial information indicated there was a reported disturbance in the area, but information that the woman may have fallen from a pickup and was run over are not confirmed at this time. The woman died at the scene.
A pickup reportedly involved was spotted by an OSP trooper westbound and stopped near milepost 29 east of Sandy. Another trooper and officers from Clackamas County and Sandy Police Department responded to the stop location to assist. The two occupants, a female and male, were identified. The driver is the victim's daughter. No arrests were made and their names are not being released at this time. The pickup is held pending further investigation.
Additional information, including the victim's name, may be released later today as the investigation continues.