On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at about 5:30pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head on crash on Hwy 26 at milepost 74.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a red 2000 Ford E-350, operated by Lanny Hawley, age 65, of Gresham, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 26 when for unknown reasons crossed over the center line into westbound traffic and struck a black 2016 GMC Terrain, operated by Kyle Estes, age 52, of Medford.
Estes was pronounced deceased on scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.
Hawley was air lifted to a trauma hospital in Bend for critical injuries.
Hwy 26 was closed for approximately six hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by Warm Springs PD, ODOT, EMS, and the Jackson County SO.
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