Less than an hour into Thanksgiving Day and Oregon recorded a fatal accident on Highway 20 just south of Lebanon. OSP Troopers say that a young man in big pickup was headed west on Hwy 20 at the Waterloo Road intersection when he came upon a sedan also in the westbound lane – only it was facing him!
The impact was horrendous. The pickup smashed into, and rode up on top of the sedan. Driver of the sedan, a 25 year old woman, was killed. The driver of the pickup was injured though his injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.
Names of both drivers are expected to be released later today.
OSP Troopers say they’re trying to determine why the sedan was in the westbound lane facing east. Was the driver making a turn or was something else was going on?
It’s a reminder that being constantly mindful of the road ahead requires every driver’s undivided attention for every moment they’re at the wheel.