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Man gets 35 months in prison after hitting two construction workers on I-5

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Colin Michael Cook (Multnomah County Jail photo)

A 27-year-old Fairview man has been sentenced to 35 months in prison for hitting two construction workers on Interstate 5 this summer.

The crash was reported on June 6 on I-5 northbound just north of the Donald/Aurora exit.

Oregon State Police say Colin Michael Cook was driving a white box truck northbound when he struck a Knife River construction car. Two workers who were inside of the car at the time were injured. Both were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Troopers say Cook fled the scene after the crash, but was arrested several hours later on charges of failure to perform duties of a driver, assault, reckless driving and reckless endangering. He claimed he had fallen asleep prior to the crash.

He pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and failure to perform duties of driver to injured persons this week.

He's been sentenced to 35 months in prison, and his drivers license will be suspended.