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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 west of Government Camp
03/11/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash west of Government Camp that resulted in the death of one man and serious injuries to another.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on March 10, 2011 at approximately 12:07 p.m. a 2001 Toyota Camry four-door driven by JAY ANTHONY DUCHEMIN, age 53, from Arlington, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 52. The Toyota reportedly was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes when it collided nearly head-on with an eastbound 2004 Infiniti sport utility vehicle driven by WILLIAM M. SCROGGINS, age 49, from north Portland. Upon impact, the vehicles both separated and a section of the Infiniti caught fire.
 
DUCHEMIN was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
SCROGGINS received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He is reportedly in good condition this morning.
 
OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
 
Highway 26 at the crash scene has one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes separated by double solid yellow center lines. All lanes were wet.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department and ODOT. All lanes were closed for about 3 hours before one lane was open. The crash scene was cleared about 4:30 p.m.