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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 west of Banks
03/23/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday morning's fatal traffic crash on Highway 6 about one mile east of Glenwood. The crash resulted in the death of a 58-year old Hillsboro-area man.
 
According to Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on March 23, 2012 at approximately 8:15 a.m. a 2009 Freightliner truck pulling a loaded semi-trailer driven by DOUGLAS MALONE, age 44, from Cornelius, was eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 41 when a westbound 1971 Volkswagen van crossed the centerline. The truck veered to the right against a guardrail but was unable to avoid the van as both vehicles collided nearly head-on.
 
MALONE was treated at the scene for minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital. MALONE was driving for Gardner Trucking and was hauling cardboard boxes. He was using safety restraints.
 
The van's driver, DELL ROY MALSTROM II, age 58, from Hillsboro, died enroute to the hospital.
 
OSP troopers from the North Plains worksite are continuing the investigation. The cause is not identified at this time.
 
Washington County Sheriff's Office, Hillsboro Police Department, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, and ODOT are assisting. Highway 6 was re-opened about 3:00 p.m.