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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: March 23, 2012

Media and Interested Parties

Sheriff's Office responds to fatal Damascus car crash; Foster Road closed for two hours

Clackamas County Case # 12-08929

On March 23, 2012 at approximately 8:15 a.m., deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a head-on traffic collision that occurred in front of 21611 SE Foster Rd. in Damascus, Oregon.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the driver of one vehicle was deceased and the other driver had injuries. There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

The driver with injuries was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

At this writing, the extent of the injuries is unknown.

Currently (March 23, 10:22 a.m.) deputies are investigating this crash and have Foster Road closed in both directions between Damascus Lane and SE 197th Avenue. This stretch of Foster Road is just north of Highway 212 in Damascus.

Foster Road is expected to be closed for approximately two hours while deputies conduct their investigation.

At the time of the collision, weather conditions were clear, but there were reports of black ice on the roadway. The roadway conditions may have been a factor in this crash.

The Deputies were assisted by Boring Fire and AMR.

The names of the involved parties in this crash will not be released at this time while families are being notified.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office urges drivers to use caution while driving this morning.

Contact Info:
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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