Portland, OR – Six Injured, Two Fatally, Following Highway 26 Crash near Government CampOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (February 28, 2023) – Two people lost their lives, and four others were left with significant injuries following an automobile accident that took place involving a snowplow on Saturday afternoon.
At around 3:40 p.m. on February 25, the Oregon State Police responded to provide assistance at the scene of an automobile accident on Highway 26.
According to officials, a Subaru outback was traveling on Highway 26 just southeast of Government Camp. For unknown reasons, the vehicle became involved in a collision with an Oregon Department of Transportation snowplow.
The incident caused severe damage to the Subaru.
Two people inside the Subaru were killed instantly. The victims were identified as 28-year-old Micah Paul Strauss and 24-year-old Lillian Alma Spahn.
The 29-year-old driver of the snowplow and three other people in the Subaru were all injured. The four victims were transported to an area hospital for emergency care.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated. However, poor road conditions are believed to be a significant contributor to the accident.
We hope all four of the victims injured in this crash recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of Micah Paul Strauss and Lillian Alma Spahn at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Oregon
Fatal accidents across the state of Oregon take the lives of hundreds of people annually. The majority of these accidents are a result of negligent and reckless parties. Innocent people continue to lose their lives every single day in our state as a result of drivers who are impaired, distracted, or even speeding.
When innocent people lose their lives as a result of accidents, families are often left struggling to move forward. The emotional and mental impacts of an unexpected death can be far-reaching. Families often face significant financial consequences as well related to funeral costs, burial expenses, and even a lost source of income.
Losing a loved one due to negligence is an immeasurably difficult experience. During this very difficult time, it is important that your family is able to protect your legal rights and get justice for your loved one. Reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help to ensure that you are able to hold the person responsible to account and secure the financial compensation that you need to cover the damages resulting from the loss.
The Portland wrongful death attorneys at Kivel & Howard have the knowledge and resources needed to help families move forward with the legal process while navigating their grief. We are available 24/7 for free consultations, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your rights following the loss of a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Our goal is to ensure justice is served and that those affected are given financial peace of mind as they cope with such an unexpected tragedy. Call our personal injury lawyers now at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 for a free consultation to get started on your case.