By NR Staff • 

Driver cited as a result of three-vehicle crash

Photo courtesy McMinnville Police Department
Three people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Northeast First and Ford streets in McMinnville.

Three people received minor injuries and a driver was cited as a result of a Thursday afternoon three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Northeast First and Ford Streets.

Sgt. Tim Symons of the McMinnville police gave this account:

James Oliver Lane, 50, of 8151 S.W. River Bend Road, McMinnville, was driving a 1995 Honda Accord southbound on Ford and blew through a stop sign.

He crashed into a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country minivan driven by Caroline L. Skuzeski, 54, of 780 E. Second St., Yamhill. She was traveling on First.

On impact, Lane's vehicle careened into a 1996 Honda Civic driven by Amanda Christine Leipfert, 26, of 967 S.E. Ford St., McMinnville. She was southbound on Ford and had come to a stop, waiting for traffic to clear so she could cross First.

A passenger in Lane's vehicle, Illa Mae Stigall, 55, of the River Bend Road address, was transported by McMinnville Fire Department ambulance to Willamette Valley Medical Center treatment of minor injuries.

There were three passengers in Leipfert's vehicle. She and Jessica Ann Leipfert, 24, of the Ford Street address, were taken by ambulance to Providence Newberg Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Skuzeski was the lone occupant of her vehicle and she was not injured.

Occupants of all the vehicles were wearing seat belts. Lane was cited for careless driving and fail to obey a traffic control device.

Traffic around the area was detoured for about one hour.


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