Two people from Banks, Oregon, including an 8-month pregnant woman and the father of her unborn child, were killed in a horrific two-vehicle crash on icy Highway 6 Sunday night, police reported. Two children were also sent to the hospital, one with serious injuries.
According to an Oregon State Police (OSP) news release, Misty L. White, 28, was driving a 1989 Volvo 740 east on Highway 6 near milepost 50 when she lost control on the icy roadway just before 10:30 p.m., February 3. Her car hit the guardrail and crossed back into the oncoming lane of traffic where it collided with a 2007 Hyundai.
|An 8-month pregnant woman and the father of her unborn child were killed on icy Highway 6 near Banks. The woman's 4-year-old son was seriously injuried, and the man's 6-year-old nephew was taken to the hospital with a possible injury. The driver of the other vehicle was unharmed. - OSP photo. |
White, 8-months pregnant, and the right-front passenger and father of her unborn baby, 41-year old Martin J. Arthur, were pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
White’s four-year-old son, Connor White, was in a child safety seat in the right rear, and suffered serious injuries. He was flown by LifeFlight emergency medical helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital (LEH).
Arthur’s six-year-old nephew, Tyler Arthur, was seated in the left rear and was wearing a safety belt. Troopers said he was transported by Metro West ambulance to LEM with a possible injury.
The Hyundai’s driver was identified as 19-year-old Matthew S. Olson of Forest Grove. He was not unharmed, OSP reported.
Troopers from the Banks Area Command office are continuing the investigation, which closed Highway 6 between Banks and Highway 26 for about four hours.