Redmon Man Dies In Crash

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A Redmond-area man was killed and three others injured in a fatal traffic crash Friday morning on Highway 22E near Detroit.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Recruit Trooper Jennifer Russell, on February 6, 2009 at approximately 11:37 a.m. a 2000 Ford F350 pickup pulling a utility trailer operated by REXANNA TROXEL, age 54, was eastbound on Highway 22E near milepost 46 negotiating a curve when it lost control.  The pickup and trailer jackknifed into the westbound lane colliding with a 2007 Dodge Durango driven by ROBERT BRIAN O'NEAL, age 37, from Redmond.

ROBERT O'NEAL was pronounced deceased at the scene.  He was using safety restraints.

His wife, AMY O'NEAL, age unknown, and 3-year old son SHAUN, received minor injuries.  His wife was using safety restraints and son was in a child safety seat.  Both received minor injuries.

TROXEL, who recently moved to Lincoln City from Madras, was using safety restraints and received minor injuries.

The three injured persons were transported by ambulance to Santiam Hospital.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office and a collision reconstructionist from the Bend Area Command office are continuing the investigation.  No enforcement action has been taken pending completion of the investigation.

Highway 22E at the crash scene was closed until about 4:00 p.m. with detours in place.  ODOT assisted with traffic control.  Gates Fire Department responded and handled medical treatment prior to transport.

Second Article

Crash kills man, hurts three others

DETROIT — A Redmond man was killed and three people were injured Friday morning in a crash that closed Highway 22 for 31/2 hours.

At 11:37 a.m., Rexanna Troxel, 54, was driving east on Highway 22 in a 2000 Ford F-350 pickup pulling a utility trailer. Troxel lost control of the vehicle near milepost 46.

The pickup and trailer jackknifed, crossing into the westbound lane and colliding with a 2007 Dodge Durango driven by Robert Brian O'Neal, 37, of Redmond. 'Neal was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

No one had been charged as of Sunday, said Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings.

O'Neal's wife and 3-year-old son sustained minor injuries. Both were using safety restraints. They were transported to Santiam Hospital in Stayton.

Troxel, of Lincoln City, was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries. She also was taken to Santiam Hospital.

— Jillian Daley

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