By anderson-law2, May 6 2016 11:08PM
On May 4, 2016 at about 8:50 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Highway 99W near milepost 34 (north of McMinnville).
The OSP initial investigation revealed that a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when it lost control and spun across the paved center median and struck a southbound 2004 Honda Odyssey van nearly head-on.
The OSP reported that the driver of the Mitsubishi, Jeromy G HOPPER, age 24, of McMinnville, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. HOPPER's passenger, Natasha FISHER, age 18, of McMinnville was transported by air ambulance to a Portland hospital with critical injuries.
The driver of the Honda, Claudio MARTINEZ MARQUEZ, age 43, of McMinnville, was pronounced deceased at the scene. MARTINEZ MARQUEZ's passenger, Bonifacio MARTINEZ GARCIA, age 33, of McMinnville was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The operator of a Silver 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer remained at the scene after the crash.
The OSP were investigating speed racing as a possible factor in the cause of this crash. HWY 99W was closed for approximately 8 hours.
A terrible and devastating crash like this leaves bodies injured and the hearts of loved ones broken. It also results multiple claims by multiple parties against multiple other parties. Potential claims here include Ms. Garcia’s claim against the driver of the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer and possibly the driver of the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer. Other claims are those of the family and loved ones of Mr. Marquez’s family and loved ones against the drivers of the Mitsubishi Lancers.
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