Tuesday, June 27, 2017

****Updated Photos Added ****Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Highway 35 near Milepost 62 - Hood River County (Photo)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 27th, 2017 7:10 AM
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On June 26, 2017 at approximately 12:50 PM the Oregon State Police out of The Dalles and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 35 near milepost 62 in Hood River County.

The preliminary investigation revealed a white 2006 Chevrolet pick-up, operated by Denise J. HILKEY, an employee of the US Forest Service, age 46 of Parkdale, Oregon, was carrying a load of lumber. The Chevrolet was traveling southbound on Highway 35 and while negotiating a curve, the lumber in the lumber rack spilled onto the highway, partially blocking the north and southbound lanes of travel.

A gold 2006 Harley Davidson, operated David Bruce HALL, age 66 of Brookings, Oregon was traveling northbound on Highway 35. HALL attempted to avoid the lumber in the roadway which resulted in a crash. At the time of the crash HALL was wearing protective equipment. Lifesaving efforts were made; however, HALL succumbed to his injuries.

Next of kin notification has been made and the roadway remains closed at this time.

OSP was assisted on scene by the Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Parkdale Fire Department, US Forest Service Law Enforcement and Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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