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Oregon State Police: Drivers Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash- Interstate 84 West of Hood River

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Thursday morning fatal traffic crash along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about seven miles west of Hood River. The crash resulted in the death of a male and critical injury to a second vehicle occupant. The driver's name is released in this update. Passenger's name will be released after confirmation of his medical condition.

On October 17, 2013 at approximately 3:36 a.m., a 2007 Honda Civic two-door driven by TIMMY TRUANG, age 18, from Portand, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 55. A witness reported the car nearly rear-ended a commercial truck and trailer when TRUANG lost control and the car, from Portland, and across the lanes into the Wyeth Weigh Station truck scales and crashed into the back of a parked semi-trailer.

TRUANG was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints.

The 18-year old male passenger, not using safety restraints, was critically injured and transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Hood River County Sheriff's Office, local fire and medical responders, and ODOT.

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