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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 20 east of Hampton
10/29/2009
Sergeant Brian Williams
Oregon State Police - Burns
(541) 573-6132

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a Thursday morning head-on crash that resulted in the death of a Wyoming man on Highway 20 about five miles east of Hampton in central Oregon. The victim's identity has been confirmed and next of kin were notified.
 
On October 29, 2009 at approximately 7:45 a.m. a Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle driven by PHILLIP GENE HANLEY, age 62, from Marbleton, Wyoming was westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 68 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 1986 Peterbilt commercial truck. Following impact, the sport utility vehicle rolled onto its passenger side and came to rest off the north side shoulder. The truck came to a stop partially blocking the eastbound lane.
 
HANLEY was pronounced deceased at the scene.  He was using safety restraints.
 
The truck's driver, BRUCE HORST, age 25, from Payette, Idaho was not injured.
 
Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.
 
OSP troopers from the Bend and Burns offices are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash with the assistance of an OSP collision reconstructionist.
 
Bend Fire and Rescue and ODOT personnel assisted at the scene. Highway 20 was closed for approximately five hours.