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News Release
Albany Man Arrested in Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash- Albany Police Case # 20-7301 - 10/14/20

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7:52 p.m., the Albany Police Department and Albany Fire Department responded to NE Century Drive, just north of the Knox Butte intersection, on the report that a vehicle struck a pedestrian.  The pedestrian was identified as 61-year old Colleen Kay McDonald of Albany and she died at the scene of the collision.


Investigators learned that Colleen McDonald was walking north along the right shoulder of the road on Century Drive.  Colleen McDonald was struck from behind by a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by her husband, 53-year old Gary Donovan McDonald of Albany.  Gary McDonald was driving north on Century Drive when the collision occurred.   Investigators from the Multi Agency Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to complete the fatal crash investigation.  Century Drive was closed for over 3 hours.  Alcohol was a contributing factor in this fatal crash.  


Gary Donovan McDonald was arrested, taken to the Albany Police Department for further investigation, and later lodged in  the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • Reckless Driving

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to Contact Sgt. Robert Hayes at the Albany Police Department (541) 917-7680.


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