McMinnville, OR (May 11, 2022) – A woman from Salem lost her life in a car accident that took place in McMinnville on Tuesday afternoon, May 10th. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. along Highway 233 near milepost 7.
The Oregon State Police responded to the accident scene. According to a report from authorities, a gray Ford Freestar van made a turn onto Stringtown Road but collided head-on with a black Nissan Sentra that was traveling northbound. A 59-year-old passenger in the Sentra suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the accident scene.
The crash caused Highway 233 to be closed down for approximately three hours while police investigated the accident. There were no other vehicles or injuries involved in the collision.
The OSP is still investigating. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the crash.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal car accident in McMinnville.
Deadly Car Accidents in Oregon
Car accidents can happen suddenly and unexpectedly with little warning. In serious accidents, the crashes often occur so quickly that the other driver has no time to react in order to avoid the crash. Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one in an Oregon car accident. This is especially true if your family member was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Sadly, more than 700 people are killed each year due to crashes on our state’s roadways and a substantial number of these accident victims will lose their lives due to the actions of a negligent driver.
Following an Oregon car accident, you should always seek the advice of a skilled and experienced attorney, Many people will mistakenly assume that they can handle the case on their own by speaking directly with the insurance company. This often leads to an inadequate settlement that does not fully compensate you for the loss that you have suffered. Further, during this time, your focus should be solely on recovery and moving forward while your attorney deals with the legal aspects of your claim.
Here at Johnson & Taylor, our car accident attorneys in McMinnville have assisted hundreds of people when they have been injured in a wreck that was not their fault. We understand what you are going through and we are here to help. Regardless of the complexity of your case, we will make sure that every proper legal step is taken to ensure that your rights are fully protected. While we cannot change the fact that the accident occurred, we can help to make your future brighter.
Our firm is standing by to assist you at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will look at your case in greater detail to determine the appropriate steps to take. Let us help you move forward with your life. To schedule an appointment with a McMinnville car accident lawyer, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include local and state police incident reports, news media outlets, social media posts, and at times, eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Salem, Oregon. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you locate something incorrect in our post, please contact Johnson & Taylor right away so that we can correct the post with the updated information. We will take this post down if requested.
Disclaimer: The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice.