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Two men injured in Government Camp crash

by: Photo courtesy of the Oregon State Police A crash on Highway 26 injured two men Saturday.

A Sandy man was critically injured and a Fairview man was seriously hurt in a single-vehicle crash west of Government Camp early Saturday, June 4.

Mark Oosterman, 25, of Sandy was driving eastbound on Highway 26 in a 2001 Subaru Forester at about 6:04 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle near Milepost 53, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, Oregon State Police spokesman.

The Subaru ran off the right shoulder, hit large rocks and flipped multiple times before coming to rest with its front end in a small creek.

Oosterman and his passenger, Daniel Heis, 25, of Fairview, were thrown from the vehicle. Members of the Mount Hood ski patrol, who were near the crash scene, found Oosterman face down in water and began emergency medical care on both men until other emergency responders arrived and took over.

The men were transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University. Oosterman remains in critical condition but Heis has been upgraded from serious to fair condition.

Hastings said the crash remains under investigation but alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. Seat belt use information is pending confirmation through the investigation.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department, American Medical Response ambulance and Oregon Department of Transportation also helped at the scene.