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Crash on icy road kills Gresham man

Others seriously injured


A Gresham man was killed Saturday morning, April 26, in a fatal crash on Highway 26 about nine miles east of Government Camp, according to Oregon State Police.

Right front passenger Robert Gene Brandow, 57, of Gresham was pronounced dead at the scene. His son, Gene Brandow, 32, of Sandy was sitting in the back seat and was critically injured.

The accident happened at about 6 a.m. when Nathan Fletcher, 35, of southeast Portland was driving a 2004 Ford F250 pickup eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 64 and lost control in icy road conditions. The pickup spun clockwise and traveled off the road, rolling down a short embankment where it came to rest on its top with the passenger side against a tree, according to OSP.

Fletcher was also seriously injured and he and Gene Brandow were transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health and Science University. All were wearing safety belts.

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