Just after 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies, Sandy Fire personnel, and members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to a report of a vehicle upside-down in North Fork Deep Creek, near SE Revenue Road and SE Orient Drive in Boring.
Upon arrival, first responders located the vehicle, a silver 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, upside-down in the creek. Its sole occupant and driver -- later identified as William L. Snyder, 78, of Boring -- was located deceased in the vehicle.
The vehicle only had front-end damage. At this writing, authorities believe the Jeep had been traveling north on SE Orient Drive and then, as it approached the intersection with SE Revenue Road, the Jeep traveled into the southbound lane of SE Orient Drive. Tire marks found at the scene suggest the Jeep could not negotiate the turn and drove off the road, down a short embankment, and crashed into the creek.
At this writing it is unclear what caused the Jeep to travel into the southbound lane of SE Orient.
Family notifications have been completed.
Photos from the crash scene are linked above.
Anyone with information about events leading to this fatal crash is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 19-002026.
Sgt. Brian Jensen
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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