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POLICE PHOTO - The crash scene.One of two construction workers injured by an alleged hit-and-run driver from Fairview has died, police say.

Ronald Ernest Davis, 57, of Powell Butte, died in a local hospital as a result of injuries from a crash on Interstate 5 north of Aurora in the early hours of Tuesday, June 6.

Colin Michael Cook, 27, who lived in Fairview and Beaverton, was arrested on June 6 on accusations of failure to perform duties of a driver, second-degree assault, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

It is unclear if more charges will be added.

The other construction worker involved, Antonio Manuel Bahena, 20, of Troutdale, also was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. His condition is unknown.

The incident occurred around 3:15 a.m., as Knife River construction workers were clearing the roadway at milepost 280, north of the Aurora/Donald exit.

A white box truck, reportedly driven by Cook, collided with the construction truck, injuring the two workers. The box truck kept going, but was later located by Oregon State Police troopers.

Cook remains lodged in Marion County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail. He has a plea hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 23.

Learn about ham radio for emergencies and fun

Members of Gresham's Hoodview Amateur Radio Club invite the public to come to an amateur radio field day from noon to 4 p.m. June 24-25, in the lower parking lot of Larch Mountain, east of Corbett. The ham operators will demonstrate their hobby and give anybody interested a chance to try and talk with other amateur radio operators around the world.

Amateur radio provides a free, vital communications link for communities during times of disaster when other means of communication might be inoperative.

Ham also allows people to experiment with electronics and communications techniques and speak with others around the globe. For more information, visit

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