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Two-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures a Lyons Man on Highway 226 at Milepost 21 - Linn County (Photo) - 12/06/17

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at about 11:25 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a head-on crash on Hwy 226 at milepost 21 (near Lyons).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 1998 Honda Civic, operated by James Ismael ESCOBAR GUNN, age 17, of Lyons, was traveling westbound when for unknown reasons, veered into the eastbound lane of travel and was struck by an orange 2006 Kenworth log truck, operated by Orville Kenneth TOBEY III, age 52, of Stayton.

ESCOBAR GUNN suffered serious injuries and was transported to the local area hospital for treatment. TOBEY III reported minor injuries but was treated at the scene.

Hwy 226 was completely closed for about two and a half hours until one alternating lane was opened for traffic. OSP was assisted at the scene by Lyons Fire and Medics, Lebanon Police Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

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