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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 30 north of Warren
07/22/2010
Sergeant Larry Lucas
Oregon State Police - St. Helens
(503) 397-0325

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's fatal traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 30 and Old Portland Road / Bennett Road north of Warren. One person died and her husband was taken to a Portland-area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The highway re-opened at noon.
 
On July 22, 2010 at approximately 5:30 a.m. a 1994 Honda Civic driven by KRISTINA BRIXEY, age 23, from St. Helens, pulled out from a stop sign on Old Portland Road / Bennett Road into the path of a dump truck traveling northbound on Highway 30. The dump truck driven by DOUGLAS A. HECKMAN, age 37, from Scappoose, crashed into the driver side of the Honda Civic in the left northbound lane.
 
KRISTINA BRIXEY was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her husband/passenger JOSEPH L. BRIXEY, age 21, was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
HECKMAN wasn't injured. The dump truck, registered to Heckman Recycling Inc, was unloaded.
 
Safety restraints were used by all occupants.
 
OSP troopers from the St. Helens work site are continuing the investigation.
 
St. Helens and Scappoose police departments, Columbia River Fire & Rescue, and ODOT assisted at the scene. ODOT had a detour established during the 6 1/2 hour highway closure.