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West Linn 20-year-old dies in accident

Vehicle slid on snow- and ice-covered road


by: OREGON STATE POLICE - A 20-year-old man from West Linn died in an accident Sunday near Mount Hood.A West Linn man died in a car accident near Mount Hood last weekend.

On Dec. 23 at about 2:30 p.m., a 2003 Subaru Forrester station wagon driven by Dayne M. Scnalon,19, from West Linn, was northbound on Highway 35 near milepost 62 when he lost control and the rig slid sideways on the snow- and ice-covered road into the southbound lane. The vehicle was then struck in the passenger side by a 2012 Ford Edge driven by Duncan McPhail, 44, from Southeast Portland.

The Subaru's right rear passenger, Drake Aron Edwards, 20, from West Linn, died as a result of the crash. According to Oregon State Police, a doctor and members of the Mt. Hood Meadows ski patrol were at the scene and provided emergency medical care to the victim before he was pronounced deceased. Scanlon and the right front passenger, Warner Edwards, 20, the victim's twin brother, were not injured.

McPhail and a 40-year-old female passenger from North Portland were not injured.

All were using safety restraints, according to police.

The southbound lane was closed while OSP troopers, with the assistance of crash investigators from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and West Linn Police Department, investigated at the scene. Fire personnel from Parkdale and Hoodland departments assisted at the scene.

ODOT was on scene and assisted with traffic control and scene clearance.

OSP and ODOT urge travelers to be prepared for potential hazardous driving conditions on many mountain passes and other areas. Make sure vehicles are prepared and equipped for winter driving conditions, including carrying tire chains that fit the vehicle's tires if traveling any mountain pass or area where chains could be required.



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