State trooper injured, son killed in Oregon crash

SALEM, Ore. — Authorities say the son of an Oregon State Police trooper died and his father was seriously injured in a head-on crash along Highway 22 in Polk County.

State police say preliminary information shows Cayden Fitch, 18, of Lincoln City, was driving eastbound in a Ford Ranger pickup Friday night when he collided with an SUV after pulling into the westbound lane to pass a vehicle. Fitch died at the scene as did the SUV driver, Michael Moylett, 69, of Gresham.

The passengers in the two vehicles — Trooper Bryan Fitch and Moylett’s wife, Estella Moylett — were taken to Salem Hospital.

State police Lt. Gregg Hastings says Fitch works out of the Newport Area Command office and was off duty while traveling with his son.

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