SALEM, Ore. -- A Silverton man is dead and his wife was critically injured in a traffic accident on Highway 22 in Polk County.

The Statesman Journal reports that the couple was involved in the crash on Saturday.

Sixty-nine-year-old Clifford Fagaly died at the crash site on Highway 22 south of Highway 18. His wife, 85-year-old Kerttu Fagaly, was critically injured and taken to Salem Hospital.

Oregon State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings says the crash happened about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in heavy fog and icy conditions. Several other people were injured.

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