Anna Morden Dies From Injuries Sustained in June 14 Crash in Astoria
Oregon State Police (OSP) has been notified that a former Astoria City Council member's wife who was critically injured in a Tuesday traffic crash in the Astoria area died Thursday morning at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. According to OSP Lieutenant Duane Stanton, ANNA M. MORDEN, age 83, reportedly died June 16, 2011 from injuries sustained on June 14 when she was a passenger in a pickup driven by her husband, DONALD B. MORDEN, age 83. DONALD MORDEN is still hospitalized at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators confirmed the couple were using safety restraints at the time of the crash.
Updated: 10:14 pm, Tue Jun 14, 2011.
Oregon State Police - Daily Astorian
........According to OSP Lieutenant Duane Stanton, on June 14, 2011 at approximately 3:30 p.m. OSP was requested to respond to investigate the crash at the request of Astoria Police Department. Preliminary investigation indicates at about 3:13 p.m. a small Toyota pickup driven by DONALD B. MORDEN, age 83, from Astoria, was northbound on Highway 105 approaching a left curve where 5th Street intersects. According to a witness, a dark gray newer model Toyota Corolla was stopped at a stop sign southbound on 5th Street and pulled into the path of the pickup causing the pickup to come to a near stop. As the Toyota Corolla cleared the intersection the pickup was struck in the rear by a loaded log truck driven by KENNETH NESS, age 54, from Astoria. The impact pushed the pickup into a median area.
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