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Update/Correction: This story has been updated with the identity of the crash victim with a corrected age at death.

A two-vehicle head-on collision Monday morning on West Hills Road north of Philomath claimed the life of an 80-year-old man, Benton County Sheriff’s Office Capt. David Iverson reported.

Emergency responders were dispatched at about 7:41 a.m. to the crash, which occurred near the beginning of a straight section of road heading east right after the West Hills Road-North 19th Street curve.

Iverson said the man was driving a Ford pickup east on West Hills Road when the vehicle crossed over the centerline for an unknown reason and crashed head-on into a dump truck loaded with rocks towing a flatbed trailer.

The driver of the pickup, identified as John W. Lisenby, who lived in rural Benton County in the Hoskins vicinity, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was transported by Corvallis Fire Department ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with minor injuries, Iverson said.

Philomath Fire & Rescue extricated the deceased individual from the wreckage. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

The incident is under investigation but Iverson said it’s not believed that speed, alcohol or drugs factored into the crash.

“When we got there, our deputies did not report that the roads were slick for them,” Iverson said. “It was foggy but visibility was probably a quarter mile, maybe a little less.”

West Hills Road was closed from North 19th Street to Reservoir Road for about six hours for the response, investigation and cleanup, which involved a diesel fuel spill, rock from the dump truck and the vehicles.

NWFF Environmental out of Philomath “were called out to make sure that no contamination went into the little stream that runs across the road right there with storm pipes,” Iverson said.

Besides BCSO, Philomath Fire & Rescue sent a truck with four personnel, a rescue vehicle with two personnel, and two chief officers. Corvallis Fire responded with an ambulance and a chaplain was called. The Philomath Police Department was also dispatched to the scene.

The Benton County Crash Team is conducting an investigation and asks anyone with information regarding the circumstances surrounding the crash to call Iverson at 541-766-0139.

Capt. Rich Saalsaa, public information officer with Philomath Fire & Rescue, said the crash occurred on the curve of North 19th as it turns into West Hills Road and involved a large loaded dump truck and a small pickup.

Saalsaa said the driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. Philomath Fire & Rescue extricated the individual from the wreckage. The driver of the dump truck was transported by Corvallis Fire Department ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

The cause of the crash is not yet known pending the results of an investigation.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Philomath Fire & Rescue responded to a report of the crash at 7:41 a.m. The local fire department sent a truck with four personnel, a rescue vehicle with two personnel, and two chief officers.

Corvallis Fire responded with an ambulance and a chaplain was called. The Philomath Police Department was also dispatched to the scene.

North 19th and West Hills Road down to Reservoir Road was closed for several hours for the response, investigation and cleanup, which involved a diesel fuel spill, rock from the dump truck and the vehicles, Saalsaa said.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.