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Serious Injury Traffic Crash on Hwy 99W East of Lafayette

Area residents know this as a high-risk intersection.

Lafayette crash scene
Photos by Oregon State Police

(LAFAYETTE, Ore.) - A Dayton-area man was cited by Oregon State Police following a Friday morning traffic crash that seriously injured another man on Highway 99W east of Lafayette.

According to OSP Senior Trooper Roger Reid, on August 13, 2010 at about 9:13 a.m. a 2006 GMC pickup driven by 21-year old Ryan Bernards, from Dayton, was stopped on Stoller Road and attempted to cross Highway 99W onto SE Kreder Road.

The GMC pickup was involved in a collision after pulling into the path of a Ford pickup driven by 66-year old Catarino Garcia, from Lafayette, that was northbound on Highway 99W.

Mr. Garcia was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University with serious injuries. He was using safety restraints.

Mr. Bernards was not injured. He was cited by Reid for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device and Failure to Use Safety Belt.

Highway 99W was blocked for about one hour during the investigation and collision response.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, and fire department personnel from Dayton, Lafayette, and McMinnville. OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are completing the investigation.

Photos by OSP

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