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FATAL CRASH ON HWY 26 IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OREGON

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR - On Monday, October 2, 2023, at approximately 5:20 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-26, near milepost 45.5, in Clackamas County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Kia Soul, operated by John Walker Yost (51) of Oregon City, crossed the center line and struck an eastbound Freightliner commercial motor vehicle and trailer, operated by Clayton Grant Kenyon (67) of Washougal (WA).  

The collision caused the Freightliner to leave the roadway and hit several trees. The Kia spun and came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.

The operator of the Freightliner, Clayton Grant Kenyon (67) of Washougal (WA), was declared deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Kia, John Walker Yost (51) of Oregon City, and passenger, Joshua Allen Anthony (45) of Oregon City, suffered minor injuries.

The highway was impacted for approximately 10 hours during the on-scene investigation.  Kenyon remained on scene and was cooperating with investigators.  

OSP was assisted by ODOT.

 

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