Albany Woman Loses Life in Two-Vehicle crash on Highway 20 at Knox Butte Road

Oregon State Police - 07/30/18 

On Monday July 30, 2018 at about 9:45 AM OSP Troopers responded to a fatal vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Knox Butte Rd.
Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, operated by Linda OLSON, age 76, of Albany, was attempting to turn left onto Hwy 20 from Knox Butte Rd and failed to yield the right of way to a red 1999 Ford F250 pickup operated by Ryan TILLEY, age 42, of Albany.  The Ford struck the driver's side of the Chevrolet. Both operators were wearing safety restraints at the time of the collision.
OLSON had succumb to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  TILLEY was transported to the hospital by his wife who had arrived on-scene after the crash, for minor injuries.
Hwy 20 at Knox Butte Road was closed and vehicular traffic was redirected for approximately 4 hours.  The investigation is ongoing.  OSP was assisted by Linn County S.O., Albany Fire, ODOT and the Linn County DA's Office.