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McMinnville Man Loses Life In Highway 18 Crash
(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - On April 22, 2016 at about 4:35AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a three vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 49 (one mile east of McMinnville).
A 2003 Dodge Durango was westbound on Highway 18 when it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Astro van head-on. The Dodge then struck a 2005 Honda Civic which had been following the Chevrolet.
When this impact occurred, the Dodge rode up and over the hood of the Honda. The roof of the Honda was tore off killing the driver inside. The Durango then rolled over and came to rest in a ditch.
The driver of the Dodge, 25-year old Daniel L Cain, of Lafayette, received minor injuries.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 62-year old Stanley N Cass, of McMinnville, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
The deceased driver of the Honda was identified as 56-year old Robby A Robbins, of McMinnville.
Fatigued driving is being investigated as a contributing factor. Seatbelts were worn by all drivers.
A detour was established for approximately four hours as the scene was investigated.
OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department, Dayton Fire Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Source: Oregon State Police
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