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Man Dies After Driving Off Highway 30 Near Columbia City
05/07/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle traffic crash Monday afternoon on Highway 30 between St. Helens and Columbia City in which a 52-year old man died after being taken to a hospital.
 
On May 7, 2012 at approximately 12:03 p.m. a 1990 Chevrolet S10 pickup pulling a small utility trailer was northbound on Highway 30 near milepost 30. For an unknown reason, the pickup traveled onto the right shoulder and down an approximate 75 foot embankment before coming to a stop. An on-duty Columbia River Fire & Rescue firefighter witnessed the incident and immediately called 9-1-1.
 
The pickup's driver, ROBERT EARL McKINNEY, age 52, from St. Helens, was removed from the pickup and CPR initiated. He was taken by ambulance to Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland where he was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.
 
The vehicle sustained minor damage and the driver was using safety restraints.
 
Senior Trooper Randy Fargher is the lead investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates andmedical emergency may have been a factor in the crash.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Columbia City Police Department and Columbia River Fire & Rescue.