Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-15392
At about 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, a crash between a sedan and a truck towing a travel trailer closed SE Hwy 212 at SE Anderegg Parkway for about an hour while Happy Valley Police investigated.
Phyllis Rose, age 86, and her husband Parzy Rose, age 89, of Damascus were making a left turn from SE 172nd Avenue onto SE Hwy. 212 on a green light.
As Mrs. Rose was going through the intersection, Marc LaVaque, age 57, of Troutdale, was traveling westbound on Hwy 212, towing a large travel trailer.
Mr. LaVaque attempted to stop at the red light, but later stated that the brakes on his truck and trailer were not working properly and the combined heavy weight pushed the truck into the intersection -- causing him to strike the car being driven by Mrs. Rose. The truck and trailer jackknifed in the crash.
Happy Valley Police responded to investigate.
Both Mrs. Rose and Mr. Rose were transported to Kaiser Sunnyside with complaints of pain.
Mr. LaVaque suffered no injuries, and was able to drive his truck and trailer away from the scene.
An off-duty deputy from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office witnessed the crash and was able to render immediate assistance. Clackamas Fire District #1 SQ17 also assisted, as well as a Damascus Code Enforcement Officer.
No citations have been issued at this time.
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office