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Fatal Crash

Posted on 13th January 2014 at 16:53

The investigation is continuing into a car crash that happened last Friday night on the Oregon side of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, resulting in the death of Mark Ross VanZanten, 41, of Longview. Oregon State Police say that the crash happened around 11:30 pm on Friday, as VanZanten was crossing the bridge into Rainier. They say that VanZanten was driving at a high rate of speed as he tried to take the eastbound offramp into Rainier; as he entered the sharp left-hand curve, his Chevy S10 pickup went straight off the road, slammed into the rock face, and then rolled onto its top. VanZanten was dead at the scene; it’s also noted that he was not wearing his seat belt.