WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (KOIN) — A Vancouver man died and a child was seriously hurt after a Friday night collision that may have been weather-related on Hwy 26.
Heavy snow was falling around 9 p.m. when a Ford F-250 crossed the the center line near milepost 93 in Warm Springs and slammed into a Nissan Pathfinder, the Oregon State Police said. The driver of the Pathfinder, Matthew Hiller, died at the scene. He was 42.
Three other people were in the Pathfinder: his wife, Wendy, and children ages 12 and 1. The 12-year-old was airlifted to St. Charles in Bend for treatment of serious injuries.
The 1-year-old and the Ford driver, Juan Guerrero Gomez, were taken to a Madras hospital with minor injuries. Gomez, 42, lives in Gresham.
Everyone was using seat belts and child restraints, and airbags deployed in both vehicles, OSP investigators said.