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Philomath man dies in head-on crash near Corvallis

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CORVALLIS, OR (KPTV) -

A 75-year-old Philomath man died in a head-on crash near Corvallis.

Emergency crews responded to the 5500 block of Northwest Walnut Boulevard at 12:31 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said 28-year-old Bradford Hickswa of Corvallis was driving north when he veered his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am across the centerline and struck an oncoming 2010 Ford Escape.

Hickswa was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The driver of the Ford, Douglas Lee Stewart, 75, of Philomath, died from his injuries at the hospital.

Deputies said it is unknown at this time what caused Hickswa to veer out of his lane, but impairment involving drugs or alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor.

Witnesses are asked to contact Deputy Brent Iverson at 541-766-6858.

Walnut Boulevard was shut down for four hours after the crash.

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