Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Polk County Man Killed In Highway 99W Crash Near McMinnville - Yamhill County


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 4th, 2017 12:23 PM
On July 3, 2017 at about 2:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 99W near milepost 40 (just south of McMinnville).

Initial investigation revealed a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire was northbound on Highway 99W and was slowing or stopped to make a left turn onto SW Durham Lane. Following the Pontiac was a 1993 Ford F250 towing a small utility trailer. The Ford was unable to stop and rear-ended the Pontiac. The Pontiac was spun into the southbound lane where it was struck broadside by a southbound 2007 Toyota Sequoia. After the collision the Ford left the highway, struck a parked car in a driveway, then a house.

The driver of the Pontiac, Billie J KING, age 24, of Falls City was transported by ground ambulance to Salem hospital. The front passenger in the Pontiac, Jeremy M KING, age 29, also of Falls City, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two juveniles, a 7 year old female and a 3 year old male were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

The driver of the Toyota, Kris F PAINTER, age 62, of Amity, was checked by medical personnel at the scene but not transported. Shirley ROBINS, age 82, of Portland was taken by ground ambulance to Salem hospital. Laurie PAINTER, age 59, of Amity was taken by air ambulance to Salem hospital. Brittany PAINTER, age 27, of Amity was taken by ground ambulance to Salem hospital.

The driver of the Ford, Justin M SAUERS, age 24, of Amity, was taken by ground ambulance to McMinnville hospital.

Highway 99W was closed for about six hours with an established detour in place. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Police, McMinnville Fire, and Sheridan Fire.

There are no photographs available at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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