Lake Oswego resident Christopher Meyn died Sunday morning when the Chevy Suburban he was driving reportedly crossed into the path of an oncoming Peterbilt truck on Highway 212 near Damascus.
Three boys riding in the Surburban with Meyn were taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. The Lake Oswego School District identified the boys as ninth-graders Bryson Ballew, Jack Ferraro and Colin Meyn, and said staff at Lake Oswego High School and Lake Oswego Junior High had been notified Monday morning.
According to the Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency personnel responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 at around 7:55 a.m. Sunday. Investigators on the scene determined that the 2018 Suburban driven by Meyn, 49, was headed eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lanes and into the path of a loaded dump truck driven by Richard Albrecht, 59, of Gresham.
Meyn sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Albrecht was treated for minor injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine why the Suburban crossed into the westbound lane.
"We send our heart-felt condolences to the Meyn family," LOSD Superintendent Michael Musick said in an email to the community, "and we wish a speedy recovery for our three students."
Additional counselors would be available Monday for students and staff at both LOHS and LOJ, Musick said.
— The Review