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News Release
Fatal Crash on Hwy 34-Linn County - 10/11/21

On Sunday, October 10, 2021 at approximately 7:19 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on Highway 34 near milepost 15. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Pontiac G5, operated by Darin Kleiven (54) of Sweet Home, crossed into the oncoming lanes and struck an eastbound Mack semi-truck, operated by JD Hawkins (26) of Lebanon. A Jeep Patriot, operated by Lynea Johnson (29) of Sweet Home, was following the CMV and was struck by debris from the crash. 

Kleiven sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Hawkins and Johnson were uninjured. 

Hwy 34 was closed for approximately 4 hours. Speed and weather conditions are being investigated as contributing factors to the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department and ODOT. 

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