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TANGENT, OR (KPTV) - A driver died after losing control of his car in icy conditions and crashing into another car on Highway 34 in Linn County, according to police.

Emergency crews responded to Milepost 6 near Tangent at 5:45 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said Todd Allison, 48, of Albany, was driving a Hyundai Elantra east on Highway 34 when he lost control on the icy road.

The Hyundai slid across the westbound lanes and collided with a VW Jetta. The 31-year-old woman driving the Jetta had pulled off to the shoulder to try to avoid the oncoming car.

Allison was flown to a Portland hospital where he died from his injuries Friday, according to Oregon State Police.

The driver of the Jetta was not taken to the hospital.

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