Photo courtesy McMinnville Police Department A 71-year-old McMinnville woman was killed Sunday afternoon when her motorized scooter was struck by a car at the intersection of Northeast Baker and Third streets. A bystander, not the driver, is standing next to the vehicle.
A 71-year-old woman operating a motorized scooter was struck and killed by a car about 3:15 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Northeast Third and Baker streets in downtown McMinnville, according to McMinnville police.
The victim has been identified as Patricia Warren. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jordan Christie, 55, of McMinnville. He remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Police gave this account:
A witness reported that Warren was traveling eastbound in the crosswalk when she was struck. Witness statements indicated Christie, who was driving a 1955 Chevrolet sedan, was westbound on Third and was attempting to turn right onto Baker when the crash happened.
It does not appear alcohol and/or speed were factors. The traffic control device was working properly.
McMinnville police are being assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police with the investigation.
The crash scene and surrounding streets were reopened following an extended closure.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Sgt. Michael Huber at 503-435-5617.
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