Two killed in Highway 22 wreck

Two men died and four were hurt in a wreck involving two vehicles on Sunday.

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 1:28 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2018 7:36 PM

LINN COUNTY, Ore. – Two men were killed and four others were hurt in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 22 East, east of Mill City.

According to Oregon State Police, the wreck happened at milepost 76 on Sunday, January 21st at about 4:35 pm.

Investigators said a black 2017 Nissan Armada, driven by Joshua Lyons of Portland, was eastbound and tried to pass on snow-covered roads. The vehicle slid sideways and struck the front of a westbound silver Chevy Silverado pulling a trailer. They said the truck and trailer were being driven by Alan Freeman from Salem.

Police said Lyons, 34, and his passenger Timothy Hays, 47, from Silverton died at the scene.

Freeman, 54, and two of his passengers, Shaun Dorschel, 33, Salem, and a juvenile passenger were treated and released for minor injuries from a Salem hospital. Freeman's third passenger, Donald Suklis, 56, from Jefferson, was transported to St. Charles Hospital with serious injuries.

The westbound lane was closed for approximately five hours. OSP was assisted by ODOT and the Gates Fire Department.

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