Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash west of Government Camp that resulted in the death of one man and serious injuries to another. The names of both drivers are being released in this update.
According to OSP Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on March 10, 2011 at approximately 12:07 p.m. a 2001 Toyota Camry four-door driven by JAY ANTHONY DUCHEMIN, age 53, from Arlington, Oregon was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 52. The Toyota reportedly was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes when it collided nearly head-on with an eastbound 2004 Infiniti sport utility vehicle driven by WILLIAM M. SCROGGINS, age 49, from north Portland. Upon impact, the vehicles both separated and a section of the Infiniti caught fire.
DUCHEMIN was pronounced deceased at the scene.
SCROGGINS was seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He is reportedly in good condition this morning.
OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
Highway 26 at the crash scene has one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes separated by double solid yellow center lines. All lanes were wet.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department and ODOT. All lanes were closed for about 3 hours before one lane was open. The crash scene was cleared about 4:30 p.m.
Photograph Source: Oregon State Police