Two Vancouver residents killed, one injured in icy crash

Truck, car collide on Central Oregon highway

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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Updated: December 16, 2012, 9:01 PM

 
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Two Vancouver residents were killed and a third injured in an icy crash on Highway 97 in Central Oregon.

Oregon State Police said the accident killed Richard Bruce Fraker, 68, and Terry Anne Clampitt, 47, both of Vancouver. The injured passenger was identified as Barbara Fraker, 67, also of Vancouver.

The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Saturday north of Redmond, Ore., near milepost 114.

According to state police, Bruce Fraker was driving a 2000 Ford F-250 crewcab pickup northbound when he attempted to pass a car in no-passing zone. The road was covered with snow.

As he pulled out to pass, Fraker lost control of the truck and struck the rear end of the car he was trying to pass, a 2012 Ford Focus driven by Justin A. Hendrix, 19, of Madras, Ore.

Both vehicles ended up off the road on the east side of the highway. Hendrix was able to stop his car, but Fraker’s pickup rolled, trapping all three occupants. Clampitt was in the front seat. They were extricated by firefighters and Barbara Fraker, who was in the back seat, was taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond. She was listed in fair condition Sunday night.

Hendrix and two teenage passengers in the Focus were uninjured.

It was the second fatal traffic crash in Oregon over the weekend in which weather was a contributing factor, police said.