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Passenger Dies from Injuries Sustained in July 30th Traffic Crash east of Seaside
08/04/2010
Lieutenant Duane Stanton
Oregon State Police - Astoria
(503) 325-5515

Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified that an 81-year old Vancouver, Washington woman died Wednesday at a Portland-area hospital from injuries she sustained in a July 30th traffic crash on Highway 26 about four miles east of Seaside.
 
According to OSP Trooper Dave Corkett, on July 30, 2010 at approximately 3:38 p.m. a Honda Accord driven by JOHN DEURWAARDER, age 96, from Vancouver, Washington was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 4 when he reportedly fell asleep. The car drifted off the westbound shoulder, traveled down a short embankment and crashed.
 
His wife, ESTER R. DEURWAARDER, age 81, was injured and transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where she died August 4th.
 
JOHN DEURWAARDER was transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria with non-life threatening injuries.
 
OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation.