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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 30 near Warren
03/07/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Tuesday night's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash on Highway 30 between Scappoose and Warren near Rushing Lane. The crash resulted in the death of a Vancouver, Washington man.
 
On March 6, 2012 at approximately 10:59 p.m. a report was received that an adult male was struck by a westbound sport utility vehicle on Highway 30 near Rushing Lane. Upon arrival, emergency responders confirmed the pedestrian was deceased at the scene.
 
Investigation indicates JAMES C. WHITEHORSE, age 25, from Vancouver, Washington, was standing or walking in the right westbound lane when he was struck from behind by a 1999 GMC sport utility vehicle driven by JOEL R. GEDUCK, age 18, from Warren. GEDUCK remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
 
WHITEHORSE was walking west from the Scappoose area when he was struck. Alcohol is a possible contributing pedestrian factor. The area is unlit and visibility limited due to darkness.
 
OSP troopers the St. Helens and Astoria offices are continuing the investigation. Columbia County Sheriff's Office, St. Helens Police Department, Scappoose Police Department, Scappoose Rural Fire District, and ODOT assisted at the scene.
 
The highway was blocked until about 3:00 a.m.