Astoria 911
DATE: February 13, 2017 9:10:17 AM PST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Eric Halverson
Astoria Police Department
voice: (503) 338-6411
fax: (503) 325-4897
555 30th St
Astoria, OR 97103
ehalverson@astoria.or.us
Astoria Police and Fire respond to single vehicle fatality crash at 43rd and Lief Erickson: UPDATE

On 02/12/2017 at about 02:33 A.M. Astoria Police and Fire Department were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle crash at 43rd and Lief Erickson Dr.  On arrival it was determined that a vehicle traveling East Bound left the roadway striking trees and went over an embankment.  The operator of the vehicle was found to be deceased.  Astoria Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash with the assistance of an Oregon State Police Traffic Crash Reconstructionist.  At this time the name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  Anyone who may have information about the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Andrew Randall of the Astoria Police Department at 503-325-4411 or by email at arandall@astoria.or.us

 

UPDATE:  The driver, killed in the early Sunday morning crash has been identified as 29 year old Brandon Allen Getten of Astoria.  Getten was traveling east bound on Lief Erickson Dr. in a 2016 Cadillac CTS, when the vehicle left the north side of the roadway striking trees and going over an embankment.  Getten's Cause of Death was determined to be from blunt force trauma.  Deputy Chief Eric Halverson said "At this time the crash remains under investigation.  We will be waiting for the results of the traffic crash reconstruction and for toxicology tests conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office before this incident is concluded.  Anyone who may have information about the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Andrew Randall of the Astoria Police Department at 503-325-4411 or by email at arandall@astoria.or.us

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