GOVERNMENT CAMP, OR -- State Police have released more information on Sunday’s fatal crash near Government Camp. Based on the preliminary investigation, OSP says 53-year-old Kenneth Schmidt, of Crooked River Ranch, lost control of his Ford Excursion on snow-covered Highway 26 just before 4 p.m.
The SUV crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Subaru driven by 48-year-old Debbie Hahn, of Redmond. Her 9-year-old son was killed in the crash. A second passenger, 68-year-old Linda Todd was flown to a Portland hospital with critical injuries. The three people in the SUV were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
OSP continues to look for witnesses to the crash as part of the ongoing investigation.
The family is collecting donations through a GoFundMe page, to help the boy's parents deal with the loss of their son.