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Story by Holly Hofstead - The Oregon Herald
Published on Thursday October 29, 2020 - 11:05 AM

Early this morning at about 5:30, Keith Merritt Lee died in a head on collision on Highway 20. Based on scene evidence and witness statements, a blue 1997 Acura Integra driven by Merritt was travelling east bound on Highway 20 when for unknown reasons, Merritt drove over the center line into oncoming traffic.

The Acura crashed head on into a 2020 Ford F350 driven by Gerald Elroy MacGregor which was travelling west bound. MacGregor was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Merritt, the driver of the Acura died at the scene.

2020 Ford Driver: Gerald Elroy MacGregor 2161 Water Ave. NE Albany, 59 year old white male adult

1997 Acura: Keith Merritt Lee 845 S 3rd St Independence 35 years old white male adult

Highway 20 was closed in both directions for 3.5 hours