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Troutdale man injured in fatal head-on collision


Crash on Highway 43 kills Vancouver man

Corey Winkle, 28, of Troutdale was injured in a head-on collision on Highway 43 north of Lake Oswego that killed a Vancouver, Wash., man and injured another, said Lt. Steve Alexander of Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Multnomah County sheriff's deputies, Lake Oswego fire personnel and Lake Oswego Police responded to the report of a crash involving a Chrysler PT Cruiser and a Dodge Ram pickup pulling a trailer.

The driver of the PT Cruiser, George Schaefer, 73, of Vancouver, was pronounced dead at the scene, Alexander said.

Both men in the pickup, Winkle and Christopher Hicks of Vancouver, Wash., were taken to Oregon Health and Science University with non-life-threatening injuries.

Upon investigation, police learned Schaefer was driving south on Highway 43 near Southwest Radcliffe Road when his PT Cruiser crossed over the center line and collided head-on with the pickup going north on Highway 43, said Alexander.

Cause of the crash is still under investigation by the East County Vehicular Crimes Team, a multi-agency unit that investigates major traffic crashes.

Highway 43 was shut down between the Sellwood Bridge and Lake Oswego for two to three hours while police investigated.