MONMOUTH -- One person was killed and three others were injured in a two-car collision on Highway 99W south of Monmouth on Thursday, June 3.
At about 7:30 p.m., State Police troopers from the Salem and McMinnville Areas responded to a reported head-on collision on 99W and Parker Road in Polk County.
The investigation showed a 2000 Nissan Xterra, being driven by Amanda Parsons, 19, of Missoula, Mont., was northbound on 99W when it drifted off the road and onto the northbound shoulder. Parsons over corrected and the Nissan crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Honda Civic being driven by Jack Mitchell, 77, of Newport, that was traveling southbound on 99W.
Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.
His passenger, Nancy Mitchell, 83, of Newport, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with serious injuries.
Parsons and her passenger, Tyler Funk, 19, of Portland, were taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.
Highway 99W was closed for about three hours while troopers from the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the crash.
OSP was assisted at the scene by deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.