Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Rodgers Mountain Loop, near Scio.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 8:30 P.M., Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a report of a pick-up that crashed into a tree.

Rescue personnel arrived on scene and found Hilbert Elliott, 85, deceased in the 1999 Dodge Dakota pick-up. The pick-up was sitting next to the roadway where it came to rest after striking a tree.

At this time, it is not known if the crash was caused by a medical event or driver error. There were no passengers with Elliott and no other vehicles involved.

The Linn County Medical Examiner Office responded and is assisting in the investigation. Elliott was transported to Weddle’s Funeral Home.

Deputies were assisted by the Scio Fire Department and Lebanon Fire Department.

Deputies continue to investigate the crash.