SALEM Authorities say the son of an Oregon State Police trooper died and his father was seriously injured in a head-on crash along Highway 22 in Polk County.
State police say preliminary information shows 18-year-old Cayden Fitch of Lincoln City was driving eastbound in a Ford Ranger pickup Friday night when he collided with an SUV after pulling into the westbound lane to pass a vehicle. Fitch died at the scene as did the SUV driver, 69-year-old Michael Moylett of Gresham.
The passengers in the two vehicles Trooper Bryan Fitch and Moylett's wife, Estella Moylett were taken to Salem Hospital.
State police Lt. Gregg Hastings says Fitch works out of the Newport Area Command office and was off-duty while traveling with his son.