Grand Ronde man killed in car accident

YAMHILL COUNTY — A Grand Ronde man died on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Monday at about 9:24 a.m.

Preliminary investigation from Oregon State Police revealed that a 2003 Nissan Sentra driven by Michael Tubbs, 62, of Grand Ronde, was stopped northbound on Grand Ronde Road at the intersection of Highway 22.

The Nissan pulled out onto Highway 22 in front of a 1994 Honda Civic, driven by Tyler Porter, 27, of Tillamook, traveling eastbound on Highway 22.

The Civic attempted to avoid the collision, but ultimately struck the Nissan in the driver door.

Tubbs was pronounced dead on scene. Porter was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville with non-life-threatening injuries.

Highway 22 was closed for about four hours with an established detour.

OSP was assisted by the Grand Ronde Police, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation and West Valley Fire.

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