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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 18B near SheridanSalem-News.com
The driver was not using safety restraints.
(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Saturday morning single vehicle fatal crash that resulted in the death of an adult female along Highway 18B near Sheridan. The victim is 23-year old Candace M. Diaz of Sheridan
According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, on October 6, 2012 at approximately 2:55 a.m., a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Ms. Diaz was eastbound on Highway 18B near milepost 5 when it traveled onto the eastbound shoulder after negotiating a left curve. The driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to travel across the highway and into a ditch where it rolled after colliding into a driveway headwall.
Candace Diaz was not using safety restraints and was partially ejected. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Chad Drew is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Sheridan Fire District, and ODOT.
The highway was closed about 3 hours during the investigation.
Source: Oregon State Police
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