CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 3:55 AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 at Stone Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet pickup, operated by Blake Welding (22) of Damascus, was driving north on Stone Road. As the pickup approached the intersection of Highway 26 it failed to yield for the stop sign and collided into a commercial motor vehicle (tanker) that was eastbound on Highway 26, operated by Henry Sanders (40) of Mississippi. Both vehicles came to a rest on the eastbound shoulder and fuel erupted from the tanker truck which caught fire.
Three Multnomah County Deputies arrived on scene and pulled the pickup driver out just before the vehicle erupted into flames. Impairment is being investigated as a contributing factor.
Blake Welding, the operator of the Chevrolet was transported in critical condition to an area hospital. Henry Sanders, the operator of the CMV was transported with minor injuries.
Highway 26 is still affected by this crash.