By News-Register staff • 

McMinnville man injured in fatal crash

Oregon State Police submitted photo##A Woodburn man was killed late Friday night in a two-vehicle head-on crash just west of Newberg on Highway 240.
Oregon State Police submitted photo##A Woodburn man was killed late Friday night in a two-vehicle head-on crash just west of Newberg on Highway 240.

NEWBERG - A McMinnville man was injured late Friday night in a two-vehicle head-on crash that killed a Woodburn man on Highway 240 just west of Newberg.

The Oregon State Police gave this account:

Shortly after 11 p.m., Jeffrey Bernards, 24, of McMinnville, was traveling eastbound in a 2003 Ford F-350 pickup. Fredy Romero-Lopez, 18, of Woodburn, was driving westbound in a 2002 Ford Focus when he crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into Bernards.

Romero was pronounced dead at the scene. Bernards was transported by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue ambulance to Providence Newberg Medical Center with minor injuries.

A witness described the Focus as passing other vehicles and traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Newberg-Dundee and Woodburn police departments also responded. An Oregon Department of Transportation crew rerouted traffic while the crash was investigated and the scene cleared.

Comments

macgreg

that headline makes no sense

sbagwell

Makes sense to me. A McMinnville man was injured in a crash that claimed the life of another party. The references do not have to be to the same person and obviously can't be to the same person here.

Steve

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