Oct 05,2007 00:00
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.
Moore was pronounced deceased at the scene. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.
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.