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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 140E east of Lakeview
07/02/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a fatal commercial motor vehicle crash that happened Thursday afternoon on Highway 140E about 49 miles east of Lakeview. A passenger in the truck was killed and its driver injured.
 
On July 1, 2010 at approximately 12:56 p.m. a 1991 Kenworth truck pulling a flatbed trailer operated by BRIAN JAMES CRAWFORD, age 49, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa was traveling downhill westbound on Highway 140E near milepost 39 when, for an unknown reason, it lost control. The truck and trailer skidded into the north side ditch and rolled onto the passenger side before coming to rest blocking the highway.
 
CRAWFORD was transported by ambulance to Lake District Hospital with serious injuries. Hospital staff reported he is in stable condition Friday morning.
 
DAWNA LEIGH RHOADES ANDERSON, age 47, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa was the passenger who died enroute to the hospital. She was the driver's friend and was not employed by the trucking company.
 
Highway 140E was blocked at the crash scene for about five hours before being partially re-opened.
 
OSP troopers were assisted at the scene by Lake County Sheriff's Office, Lakeview Disaster Unit, Warner Valley First Responders, and ODOT.