Boy, 9, dies in crash near Government Camp
A 9-year-old boy died in a collision on a snowy Highway 26 on Sunday, Dec. 5.
A white 2004 Ford excursion, driven by Kenneth Steven Schmidt, 53, of Crooked River Ranch, collided with a silver 2013 Subaru outback operated by Debra Jean Hahn, 48, who traveling the opposite direction on Highway 26 when Oregon State Police say the driver of the Ford lost control on the snowy roadway near milepost 65.
Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded around 5 p.m. and found one passenger of the Subaru, a 9-year-old boy, deceased at the scene.
Hahn and passenger Linda Jean Todd, 68, were both transported to local hospitals. Todd was airlifted to Emanuel Hospital with critical injuries.
The passengers of the Ford, Kenneth Steven Schmidt, Cindy Ann Schmidt, 50, a 9-year-old girl, sustained minor injuries, but were not hospitalized.
ODOT assisted in diverting traffic while OSP officers, Hoodland Fire Department and American Medical Response personnel cleared the site of the crash.