Teen Perishes After 17-Year-Old Driver Fails to Yield to Big Rig

Goshen, OR – An 18-year-old motorist perished after a 17-year-old driver failed to yield to an oncoming big rig along Highway 58 on Tuesday.

According to the Oregon State Police (OSP), the fatal crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m.

Investigators say a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling eastbound along Highway 58 attempted to make a left-hand turn across the westbound lane.

 

The teen male driver of the Jeep failed to yield to a tractor-trailer traveling westbound causing the big rig to t-bone the Jeep.

The impact from the crash flipped the Jeep and sent the SUV toppling into the shoulder and off the roadway, investigators say.

An 18-year-old passenger, Aidan O’Grady, of Eugene, sadly perished in the crash.

The driver of the Jeep was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

The semi driver reported no injuries.

OSP is continuing to investigate and says the trucker is cooperating fully.

Photo courtesy of kezi

 


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