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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 west of Government Camp
05/31/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Monday night's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 26 about one mile west of Government Camp. The crash resulted in the death of a Gresham man.
 
According to Sergeant Duane Larson, on May 30, 2011 at approximately 11:50 p.m. OSP, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department and ODOT personnel responded to a reported single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 26 near milepost 52. Upon arrival, emergency responders found an adult male lying near the road deceased.
 
Preliminary investigation indicates a 1989 Nissan pickup driven by VICTOR GONZALEZ, age 33, from Gresham, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 52 when it failed to negotiate a curve and struck a guardrail. GONZALEZ, who was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the pickup, was prounced deceased at the scene. He was driving with a suspended license.
 
The eastbound lanes were closed about four hours during the investigation.