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Western Lane Ambulance District employee killed in Highway 126 crash

Three others were injured with one potentially hospitalized.

Posted: Sep 20, 2021 3:59 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2021 9:05 AM

WALTON, Ore. -- Western Lane Ambulance District officials confirmed Monday afternoon that one of their employees was killed in a crash on Highway 126 east of Walton earlier in the day.

In a Facebook post, they said Sarah Susman was headed into work when the crash happened. She was a part-time employee with the district.

Three others were injured with one potentially hospitalized.

MORE: FATAL CRASH INVOLVING LOG TRUCK CLOSES HIGHWAY 126 EAST OF WALTON

The crash happened at 7:15 a.m. and involved a log truck and three vehicles. The highway was closed while the crash was investigated and has since reopened. During the closure, traffic was detoured to Highway 36 at Mapleton and Poodle Creek Road, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

While the highway was closed officials removed logs from the roadway while law enforcement officials conducted a crash reconstruction. An ODOT employee on scene said the closure was expected to last the entire day Monday.

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