Aurora Man Killed in Fatal Crash on Ehlen Road Near Donald

An Aurora man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Ehlen Road Northeast, east of Butteville Road near Donald.

Joseph Haener, 41, of Aurora, was driving a white 1999 Ford F-150 southbound on Ehlen Road and attempted to make a left turn into a driveway, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The car was struck by a gray 2017 Ford F-350 driven by Christopher Hutchison, 40, of McMinnville, who was heading eastbound. Haener was taken to an area hospital via Life Flight but died from his injuries.

Officers responded to the crash at 6:46 a.m. No passengers were in either vehicle.

Hutchinson was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators with the Marion County multi-agency CRASH team responded to the scene to investigate.

The MCSO was assisted by the Aurora Fire District, Clackamas 911, Hubbard Fire District, Keizer Police Department, Life Flight, Marion County Public Works, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, METCOM 911, Woodburn Ambulance, and the Willamette Valley Communications Center Office during this response.

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