Derek Tedrow Killed, Samuel Colee Hurt in La Pine, OR, Accident
La Pine, OR -- January 8, 2017, Derek Tedrow was killed and Samuel Colee injured following an accident where an 18-wheeler swerved into oncoming lanes.
The Oregon State Police investigated the fatal crash at around 2:45 p.m. They say it took place near the intersection of US 97 and Paulina Lake Road.
Their reports indicate that an 18-wheeler was traveling northbound on the highway when it suddenly lost control. This caused the 18-wheeler to swerve into oncoming traffic. As a result, it crashed into a southbound Nissan Xterra and a Toyota Tacoma.
The driver of the Nissan, 40-year-old Tedrow, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. 33-year-old Colee had non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.
Authorities did not indicate any citations or charges following the crash. They say poor weather conditions was a contributing factor.
Investigations are ongoing.
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