Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports today at 09:22 a.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a crash on Scravel Hill Road near the intersection of Grenz Lane, outside of Albany. The caller reported a single vehicle struck a power pole and power lines were down throughout the area.
Deputies responded and found the only occupant and driver, Bradley Freeman, 34, from Lebanon, was deceased. The investigation revealed Freeman was traveling north on Scravel Hill Road, when he crossed the oncoming lane into a ditch and impacting a driveway entrance. His vehicle continued a short distance and struck a nearby power pole, shearing it off at the base and causing downed power lines in the area.
Freeman was traveling to work in a 2019 Ford pickup. At this time, it is unknown what caused Freeman to leave the roadway. The investigation is continuing to determine the cause of the crash.
Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Fire Department, Linn County Medical Examiner and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).