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Alcohol possible cause of deadly Oregon City crash

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Oregon State Police troopers are continuing their investigation into Sunday evening's deadly crash at the end of Highway 213 west of Interstate 205 near Oregon City.

Investigators said a van driven by 80-year-old William Dickens Jr. from Kettle, WA, was traveling northbound on Highway 213 at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

As the car traveled over Interstate 205 and came to the west end, where it intersects with Agnes Avenue and East Washington Street. It left the highway and struck a large sewer ventilation pipe before going down an embankment.

An OSP trooper arrived on scene about a minute after the crash occurred. Medics also arrived shortly afterward and pronounced the driver dead. Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

Before the crash, a complaint was received by police about a possible DUII driver northbound on Highway 213. The trooper was checking the area for the vehicle when he came upon the crash scene.

Oregon State Police troopers from the Portland Area Command office are conducting the investigation. Senior Trooper Guy Nelson is the lead investigator.

Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by Clackamas Fire District I and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office.

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