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News Release
Fatal Crash - HWY 203 - Union County - 06/24/24

Union County, Ore. 22 June 24- On Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 4:20 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 203, near milepost 7, in Union County.

The preliminary investigation indicated Ford Explorer, operated by William Justin Curtiss (38) of Union, left it's lane of travel for unknown reasons, overcorrected across the roadway and struck a bridge abutment. The Ford rolled several times, ejecting the operator, before coming to rest along the shoulder of the highway.

The operator of the Ford (Curtiss) was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The highway was impacted for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Union County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

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