Crash, hwy 26, Timber

Portland man killed in crash west of Timber Junction

Flames arise from a vehicle after a fatal crash west of the Timber Junction. Photo used with permission.

Highway 26 was closed for several hours in the afternoon of Tuesday, November 10 after a Portland man driving westbound west of Timber entered the eastbound lanes on the highway and struck two vehicles, prompting a vehicle fire and chemical spill, according to emergency crews on the scene.

According to the Oregon State Police, Kevin Gilroy, 28, was pronounced dead on the scene, near the county line in the milepost 35 area.

According to the Oregon State Police, Gilroy was driving west on Highway 26 in a Toyota 4Runner when he entered the eastbound lanes and struck two vehicles, a Ford Transit commercial van operated by Michael Kromm, 34 of Salem, and a Toyota Tacoma driven by Michael Young, 69, with passenger Lea . . .

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