LINN COUNTY, OR. (THECOUNT) — Keith Merritt Lee, of Independence, Oregon, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday morning two-vehicle crash in Linn County.

Lee, 35, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Albany early Thursday morning.


According to reports, Lee was operating an Acura Integra on Highway 20 near Albany, when for unknown reason, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 5:45 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle then came into contact with a Ford F350 pickup truck.

Lee was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Lee:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Linn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 116,672. The county seat is Albany. The county is named in honor of Lewis F. Linn, a U.S. Senator from Missouri who advocated the American settlement of the Oregon Country – Wikipedia.