Elderly Corvallis man dies in Highway 99W crash
by Bend Weekly News Sources
An elderly Corvallis-area man died Thursday afternoon when he lost control of his car during a heavy hail storm on Highway 99W about five miles north of Monroe and was struck by another vehicle. A second driver received non-life threatening injuries in the crash that closed the highway for about 2 1/2 hours.
About 5:15 p.m. on October 4, a 1990 Toyota Camry driven by 79-year old Corvallis resident George William Moore was northbound on Highway 99W near milepost 96 as a heavy hail storm reportedly came through the area. Moore lost control and slid sideways into the southbound lanes were his car was struck in the passenger side by a southbound 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Diana C. Delgado, 22, from Eugene.
|George William Moore, 79, of Corvallis, was killed on Highway 99W near Monroe on Thursday afternoon - OSP photo |
Moore was pronounced deceased at the scene. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.
Delgado received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. She was using safety restraints and her car's airbags deployed.
Oregon State Police troopers from the Albany Area Command office are completing the investigation. Assistance at the scene provided by Benton County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Police Department, Philomath Police Department, Crisis Chaplaincy Services, Monroe Fire Department, Corvallis Fire Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed about 2 1/2 hours.
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