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Car accident on Oregon 214 kills 1, injures another

Details of a fatal Oregon car accident are few after the crash happened recently. Local officials believe that the car accident may have been caused by a 35-year-old man who died after losing control of his vehicle on Highway 214. At least one other victim suffered injuries that were described as non-life threatening.

The accident happened as the now-deceased driver entered into an intersection on the Oregon road. As he did, a truck driven by an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) worker also came into the intersection. It is unclear if these two vehicles collided, although the car driver apparently lost control of his vehicle. The car then smashed into an SUV that had been heading in the other direction.

The car accident led to the death of the car driver and injury to the driver of the SUV. No reports as to the condition of the ODOT worker were made. The female SUV driver was taken by first responders to a local hospital where she was to receive medical care for her injuries.

The car accident is being investigated by Oregon authorities. It is likely that they will determine that the crash was the fault of one or more of the drivers involved. Should the now-deceased car driver be found to have been responsible, the other injured victim may make a claim for any damages that they suffered during the crash. Because the driver is now deceased, any such claims would be made against the estate of the man, and proof of liability will be required before a court will consider claims for damages sustained.

Source: oregonlive.com, "Police identify man killed in crash south of Mt. Angel," Andrew Theen, Nov. 3, 2012

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