From ODOT at 4pm today.
OR 22 is closed in both directions 5 miles east of Gates following a multi vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. This could be a lengthy closure for a law enforcement investigation and reconstruction. There is no easy detour. Travelers should avoid the area, use an alternative route or expect long delays.
Use an alternate route. Visit tripcheck.com for updates.
___ Update from OSP____
On Sunday, July 26, 2020 at approximately 2:59 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle crash on Hwy 22 near mile post 38.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver Ford F150, operated by Scott Zadow (43) from Portland. was traveling eastbound when the vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and sideswiped a Nissan Pathfinder operated by Curtis Gagner (42) of Canby.
The Ford F150 continued westbound and collided into a VW Passat operated by John Berquist (50) of Turner.
Berquist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Zadow was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
OSP was assisted by Gates Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation.
The Interstate remained closed for approximately 6.5 hours. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Anyone who has information regarding this collision is asked to contact OSP.
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Watch out for emergency vehicles in the area.
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