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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 223 north of Dallas
12/03/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Dallas-area man died and three other people were seriously injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 223 about one-half mile south of Highway 22. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation and Highway 223 re-opened about five hours after the crash.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Derek Bischoff, preliminary investigation indicates on December 3, 2008 at approximately 4:20 p.m. a 1994 Eagle Vision four-door driven by DOMENIC FAGUNDES, age 53, from Grand Ronde, was southbound on Highway 223 near Fir Villa Road when it crossed the centerline and collided nearly head-on with a northbound 2001 Toyota Corolla driven by ADAM RAYMOND SCHOTT, age 27, from Dallas.
 
SCHOTT was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints.
 
Two passengers in the Toyota were seriously injured. Right front passenger MIRTA SAMANIEGO, age 37, from Dallas, and her 14-year old daughter whose name is not available were transported to Salem Hospital. Their safety restraint use is to be determined.
 
FAGUNDES was seriously injured and transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Corvallis. His safety restraint use is to be determined.
 
Air bags in both cars deployed.
 
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation.  Polk County Sheriff's Office, Dallas Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene.