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Deputies: Driver attempts to ram patrol car, dies after crashing into pole

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CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A man who crashed into a telephone pole in Clackamas County died from his injuries after deputies say he attempted to ram a Clackamas County patrol car.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened around 11:09 a.m. Saturday at the Clackamas County Fire Station along Highway 211.

A deputy parked in the fire station parking lot said he saw a Toyota Tundra, driven by 33-year-old Matthew Jessee of Beavercreek, enter the lot and drive directly towards his vehicle.

The deputy had to back his patrol car out of the way to avoid being hit.

Jessee then left the parking lot and sped south down Highway 211.

The Clackamas County deputy pursued the Toyota, believing the driver was intoxicated.

After briefly losing sight of the Toyota, the deputy located the truck a short distance away.

Jessee had crashed the truck into a telephone pole and tree near Fernwood Drive. He was extricated from the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies also located a firearm inside the Toyota.

CCSO is still investigating the incident. 

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