1 dead in Hwy 212 crash near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Ore. -- A Boring, Ore., man was killed in a crash Saturday evening on Highway 212 east of Tong Road near by the community of Damascus.

William D. Isakson, 58, was eastbound on the highway about 6 p.m. when he entered the westbound lane, according to Oregon State Police. He collided with a car driven by Aurelio Lopez Gomez, 49, of Salem.

Isakson was pronounced dead at the scene. Gomez was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries and was expected to survive.

The highway was closed for about four hours. Further information was not available.


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