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McMinnville man killed in Highway 18 crash

Oregon State Police submitted photos##A McMinnville man was killed Friday morning in a three-vehicle crash just east of McMinnville on Highway 18.
Oregon State Police submitted photos##A McMinnville man was killed Friday morning in a three-vehicle crash just east of McMinnville on Highway 18.

A McMinnville man was killed Friday morning in a three-vehicle just east of the Cruickshank Road interchange on Highway 18.

The Oregon State Police identified him as Robby A. Robbins, 56.

Troopers gave this account:

About 4:30 a.m., a 2003 Dodge Durango driven by Daniel L. Cain, 25, of Lafayette, was traveling westbound when it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Astro van head-on. It was operated by Stanley N. Cass, 62, of McMinnville.

The Dodge then struck a 2005 Honda Civic, driven by Robbins, which was behind the Chevrolet. Upon impact, the Dodge rode up and over the hood of the Honda, ripping the roof off. The Dodge rolled over and came to rest upright in a ditch. The van  ended up on its side in the ditch.

Cain sustained minor injuries. Cass was transported by McMinnville Fire Department ambulance to the Willamette Valley Medical Center. A medical helicopter was unable to respond due to inclement weather.

Fatigued driving is being investigated as a contributing factor.

The highway was closed for several hours while the Multi-Agency Traffic Team investigated the crash and the scene was cleared. A detrour was put in place.

In addition to OSP, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville police, McMinnville and Dayton fire departments and Oregon Department of Transportation responded.

Robbins is the sixth person to die on Yamhill County roads this year. The toll includes three who died in a two-vehicle crash just north of Carlton.

Comments

Mudstump

I don't know what caused this crash, but we have a lot of distracted drivers in Yamhill county. Another person drifted over into my lane today. He was looking down...I assume he was using his cell phone. Luckily when I blew my horn he corrected. Drivers need to pull over or wait. Is something on the phone worth dying over or killing someone else?

From One Second To The Next - Texting While Driving Documentary - Werner Herzog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk1vCqfYpos

Paul Daquilante

Mudstump . . .

Fatigued driving in a possible cause of this crash, the Oregon State Police said.

Paul Daquilante/reporter

Mudstump

Paul Daquilante - Thank you for the information. From what I understand fatigued driving is a problem, as well as, distracted and drunk driving. More needs to be done to educate the public imo.

Joel2828

Here's an idea: How about the Oregon State Police spends less time chasing down a bunch of hillbilly protesters at a bird refuge and starts busting people for texting and driving? Not saying that's what caused this accident, but it could have been. Lord knows every single day I see people texting and driving.

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