Eddyville head-on crash: Toledo father, 34 year old daughter killed – daughter’s 2 month old son survives
From Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning’s two-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people along Highway 20 about a half mile east of Eddyville in Lincoln County.
At 8:17 a.m. Thursday morning, a 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by WALLACE M. BEAVER, age 45, from Albany, was westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 24 negotiating a right curve when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet Aveo driven by DANIEL LEWIS LOPER, age 57, from Toledo. After impact, both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder of the highway.
DANIEL LOPER and his right front passenger/daughter, APRIL SHERRI LOPER, age 34, from Toledo, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger’s 2-month old son in a child carrier safety seat in the left rear seating location was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with possible injuries.
BEAVER was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
All adult occupants were using safety restraints.
Troopers say they’ll continue with their investigation to ascertain exactly how the accident happened and why.