Driver, Child Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on Dryland Road Near Canby

A Molalla man and his 2-year-old daughter were killed, with another young child injured, in a single-vehicle crash on South Dryland Road in unincorporated Clackamas County Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after 5 p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies and emergency personnel with the Canby Fire District as well as Molalla Police responded to the scene of the incident in the 29300 block of Dryland Road, south of Canby, Lone Elder and Macksburg.

Clackamas County Public Information Officer John Wildhaber said a 9-1-1 caller reported hearing a crash and seeing smoke, then seeing a pickup truck down an embankment, with three people believed to be trapped inside.

First responders located the vehicle, which had traveled down an embankment on the east side of the roadway.

The truck reportedly suffered significant front-end damage, and authorities believe the vehicle struck a large tree near the road.

Sadly, the 36-year-old adult driver, later identified by police as Molalla resident Jon Mickey, and a child passenger suffered fatal injuries and were declared dead at the scene.

A second child passenger was transported via ambulance to a local hospital. Police did not initially release the driver’s name and said the cause of the crash is still being investigated.

A GoFundMe campaign to support the family disclosed that the crash claimed the life of Mickey’s 2-year-old daughter, Ella. The hospitalized child was a 4-year-old boy.

“He has been hospitalized and is fighting,” family member Samantha Peterson wrote on the GoFundMe page. “He’s a fighter. Beau lost his twin brother at 29 weeks. It’s a miracle he’s with us, and we are grateful beyond words. This is such a tragic event that no parent should ever have to go through or think of.”

Mickey was remembered as a loving father, husband and friend.

“Jon was the guy to strike up a conversation with anyone, day or night, regardless if he knew them or not,” Peterson wrote. “Jon loved Tiffany unconditionally and the love he had for all his children. Jon wanted so badly to be a father, and he was an amazing one.”

To support Tiffany and the Mickey family, visit the GoFundMe campaign here.

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