PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A crash between a log truck and a car left one person dead and one person seriously injured on Friday afternoon.
Oregon State Police said the fully loaded log truck was travelling westbound on Hwy 30 when a Nissan Altima going east turned left in front of it. The truck hit the car on its passenger side causing both vehicles to go veer off the road.
The female passenger in the Altima died at the scene and the driver was taken to a Longview hospital for treatment of critical injuries. The truck driver was evaluated at the scene.
The crash happened around noon and the highway was closed off and on for the next 6 hours while police investigated and cleared logs off the road. Police believe impairment may have contributed to the crash.
On Saturday, OSP released the names of the people involved in the crash. The Altima passenger that died was Tatum Tootoosis-Didier, 19, of Longview. Kassandra Westom, 19, also from Longview, was transported to St. John’s Hospital in Longview.
The log truck, registered to Mike Oneill Trucking was driven by Dustin Schoenborn, 24, of Molalla, Oregon.
An online fundraiser account has been setup for Tootoosis-Didier. You can view that here.