Vancouver man dies in snowy Warm Springs crash

Matthew Hiller was 42

Matthew Hiller of Vancouver died in this 2-vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near Warm Springs, Jan. 29, 2016 (OSP)
Matthew Hiller of Vancouver died in this 2-vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near Warm Springs, Jan. 29, 2016 (OSP)

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.

Matthew Hiller of Vancouver died in this 2-vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near Warm Springs, Jan. 29, 2016 (OSP)
Matthew Hiller of Vancouver died in this 2-vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near Warm Springs, Jan. 29, 2016 (OSP)

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