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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west of Clatskanie
11/24/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Seaside-area man died and his wife was injured Monday afternoon when their vehicle lost control and rolled several times on Highway 30 about two miles west of Clatskanie.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Larry Lucas, on November 24, 2008 at approximately 4:30 p.m. a 2005 Honda CRV sport utility vehicle driven by CYNTHIA BOWMAN, age 52, from Seaside, was westbound on Highway 30 near milepost 64 when it drove onto the highway shoulder. As the vehicle came back onto the highway, the driver lost control and rolled several times.
 
CYNTHIA BOWMAN received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Johns Medical Center for treatment.
 
Passenger BUDDY RAY BOWMAN, age 55, from Seaside, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
Both were using safety restraints.
 
OSP troopers from the St. Helens and Astoria offices are continuing the investigation. Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Clatskanie Fire Department assisted at the scene.