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Fatal Traffic Crash on HWY 99W near McDougal Junction

ODOT established a detour around the crash scene on the heavily traveled highway.

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This fatal crash occurred south of McDougal Junction on 99W. Photo: OSP

(DAYTON, Ore.) - Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal crash on highway 99W near milepost 30, just south of McDougal Junction in Yamhill County.

Preliminary information from investigators indicates that shortly after 10:00 A.M. today, a Tan Ford SUV was traveling northbound on highway 99W when for undetermined reasons the vehicle crossed the centerline into the southbound lane.

The Ford collided with a southbound dump truck which was pulling a pup trailer, then crossed back across the northbound lane and rolled over into a ditch.

The driver of the Ford, identified as 32-year old Matthew B. Childress, of McMinnville, who was not wearing safety restraints, was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.

His front passenger, identified as 32-year old Christine A. Schneible, also of McMinnville, was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The dump truck, owned by Wilkins Trucking and loaded with scrap metal, was driven by 43-year old Raul Gutierrez-Torres, of Wood Village, who was not injured and is cooperating with investigators.

OSP is being assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Dayton Fire Department and Lafayette Fire Department.

Source: Oregon State Police


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