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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Detroit
08/29/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a Sunday afternoon two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 22 five miles west of Detroit that resulted in the death of a Detroit-area man.
 
On August 29, 2010 at approximately 3:40 p.m. a 2009 Toyota Avalon driven by RONALD DUANE GALBRAITH, age 73, from Detroit, was eastbound on Highway 22 near milepost 40 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a westbound 2004 Dodge Ram pickup driven by CHRISTOPHER D. BOND, age 38, from Albany. Shortly after the crash, an on-duty OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper drove upon the scene and began coordinating emergency response.
 
GALBRAITH was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints.
 
CHRISTOPHER BOND was accompanied by his wife CHRISTY BOND, age 37, and their 8-year old son. All three were using safety restraints. CHRISTOPHER was transported by an OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper to Santiam Hospital for a medical evaluation but he was not admitted. His wife and son were not injured.
 
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are investigating. Gates Fire Department assisted at the scene.
 
Highway 22 was restricted to one lane of traffic for about 2 1/2 hours during the scene investigation.
 
Crisis Chaplaincy Services helped with next of kin notification.