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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 224 east of Interstate 205
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's fatal traffic crash on Highway 224 east of Interstate 205 near SE 114th Avenue that caused the death of an Oregon City man.
On May 1, 2009 at approximately 7:40 a.m. a 1992 GMC pickup driven by JONATHAN JASON CHRISTENSEN, age 40, from Oregon City, was eastbound on Highway 224 near milepost 6 when it drifted across the center left turn lane and crashed nearly head-on into a westbound 2007 Ford F550 truck driven by GERARDO GUTIERREZ-CASILLAS, age 21, from Portland. After impact, the GMC pickup swung around and stopped facing west in the left westbound lane. A westbound 2006 Acura MDX sport utility vehicle driven by ROCKCHILD SCOTT, age 54, from Clackamas, was unable to avoid the collision and collided with the rear of the involved vehicles.
CHRISTENSEN was trapped inside and extricated by Clackamas County Fire District #1 personnel. He was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where he died after arrival.
A passenger in the GMC pickup identified as JENNIFER MOWRY, age 37, from Wilsonville, was transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
GUTIERREZ-CASILLAS and his two passengers were transported by ambulance to area hospitals with minor injuries. The passengers are identified as JUAN RAMBILA-RAMOS, age 24, from Gresham, and ALVARO NARANJO-MANTANO, age unknown, from Portland.
SCOTT and his juvenile male son passenger received minor injuries and were transported to an unknown area hospital.
Safety restraint use information is pending confirmation.
OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Clackamas County Sheriffs Office, AMR, Clackamas County Fire District #1, and ODOT assisted at the scene.
Highway 224 was closed at the scene for approximately 4 hours.