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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 in Boring Area
12/19/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a two-vehicle head-on crash involving a wrong way driver Friday afternoon on a stretch of Highway 26 in the Boring area. Preliminary investigation indicates the crash may have been related to a possible medical problem involving the victim while he drove home to Boring from work in the Gresham area.
 
The ongoing investigation indicates on December 18, 2009 at approximately 5:35 p.m. reports were coming in regarding a wrong way driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 26 near Boring. This area is within a three mile stretch of Highway 26 east of Gresham where the eastbound and westbound lanes are separated by a grassy center median.
 
Shortly after 5:35 p.m. a collision occurred between a 2008 Toyota Prius traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes and a westbound Chevrolet S10 four-door pickup with four occupants. The impact appears to have occurred in the left westbound lane.
 
The Toyota's driver, ANTHONY PETEREIT, age 53, from Boring, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints. In November, PETEREIT moved to Boring from Utah. Troopers learned he was diabetic and are investigating the possibility he may have experienced a related problem while driving home from work.
 
The Chevrolet pickup was driven by TERRY BRADBURY, age 43, from Vancouver, Washington. He was seriously injured and transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital. His three passengers were also transported to the same hospital, one by air and two by ground. All are expected to survive and are identified as:
  • Right front passenger CHARLES BRADBURY, age 14, from Vancouver, with serious injury;
  • Right rear passenger ASHLEE BRADBURY, age 15, from Vancouver, was transported by LifeFlight with critical injuries; and,
  • Left rear passenger DAWN NICOLE MISENER, age 17, from Sandy, with serious injury.
 
Safety restraint use information is pending confirmation.
 
OSP troopers from Government Camp and Portland are continuing the investigation.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sandy Police Department, Boring Fire Department, Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office, AMR and ODOT assisted at the scene.
 
Eastbound lanes were closed about one hour before one lane was re-opened. Westbound lanes were closed 3 hours. ODOT had established detours in both directions.