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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 35 between Parkdale and Hood River
Lieutenant Pat Ashmore
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
(541) 296-9646
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, working in conjunction with Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell, are continuing the investigation into Tuesday evening's two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 35 about fourteen miles south of Hood River. The crash resulted in the death of a Hood River woman and critical injuries to her husband. All involved names are being released at this time, including the fact that the two drivers were brothers.
According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Ashmore, on July 13, 2010 at approximately 7:12 p.m. a 1995 GMC 3500 roll bed tow truck driven by JOHN ARTHUR HARVEY II, age 25, from Mt. Hood, was southbound on Highway 35 near milepost 89 when it was involved in a head-on collision with a northbound 2007 Toyota Corolla driven by his brother, WESTUN LEE HARVEY, age 20, from Hood River.
WESTUN HARVEY was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland with critical injuries. His wife/passenger, ROSARIO ESTER HARVEY, age 28, from Hood River, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
JOHN HARVEY was taken to Hood River Providence Hospital for a medical evaluation of possible injuries. The tow truck is registered to Harvey's Texaco Inc.
JOHN HARVEY and ROSARIO HARVEY were using safety restraints. Investigators have not confirmed at this time if WESTUN HARVEY was using safety restraints but his car's airbag did deploy.
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Preliminary information indicates both vehicles crossed into opposite lanes of travel before colliding head-on and coming to an uncontrolled stop on the southbound shoulder. No additional information will be released pending completion of the investigation and approval by the District Attorney.
Hood River County District Attorney's Office, Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Parkdale Fire & Rescue, Hood River Fire Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene. The highway was closed about five hours with a detour established around the area.