Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on US 26 near SE Canyon Valley Road -- Clackamas County

Oregon State Police - 10/20/18 
On October 20, 2018 at approximately 3:40pm, the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on US Highway 26 near the intersection of SE Canyon Valley Road, within Clackamas County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a maroon 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup, operated by Donald J. EDWARDS, age 77 of Estacada, was traveling eastbound on US 26 just west of milepost 26.5, in Sandy. While executing a left onto SE Canyon Valley Road, the operator of the Toyota turned directly in the path of a black 2017 Honda VT1 motorcycle, operated by Nicholas C. IRWIN, age 24 of Rhododendron, which was traveling westbound. The Honda motorcycle rider was unable to avoid the collision and collided into the side Toyota.

IRWIN sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash after lifesaving measures were made by medical personnel. Both occupants were utilizing safe devices at the time of the collision.

Next of kin notification has been made.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Clackamas County SO, Sandy Fire Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, and All Ways Towing Co.