Camas man involved in serious Canby, Ore., crash

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A Camas man was hospitalized after a Friday morning collision north of Canby, Ore.

Around 11:35 a.m., a Toyota Prius driven by a 74-year-old man was in the left-turn lane at S. Haines Road on southbound state Highway 99E. As the Prius began turning left, it was struck by a northbound GMC Yukon traveling in the left lane, according to Oregon State Police.

The GMC’s driver, Scott Bush, 46, of Camas was sent by ambulance to Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

The Toyota’s driver was flown by a Life Flight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with serious injures. His name was not immediately released pending family notification.

The highway was blocked for more than an hour while state troopers were assisted at the crash site by the Canby Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon City Police Department, Canby Fire District and the Oregon Department of Transportation.