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News Release
Auto vs. Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision - 06/29/22

Auto vs. Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision on NE Hwy 99W at NE Riverside Drive

 

June 29, 2022

 

Press Release

 

 

 

On June 28, 2022 at approximately 03:05 p.m., McMinnville Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a reported Auto versus CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) collision on NE Hwy 99W at NE Riverside Drive, McMinnville.

 

Initial investigation revealed that Michael David Page (70yoa) of McMinnville was attempting to turn southbound onto NE Hwy 99W from NE Riverside Drive, when his vehicle, a 2008 Mazda Miata, was struck by a northbound 1993 Peterbilt log truck owned by Alyash LLC and operated by Donald Robert Edward Skala (45yoa) of Yamhill, Oregon. Tragically, Michael David Page did not survive the collision. Mr. Skala was not seriously injured in the collision and is fully cooperating with the investigation.

 

This press release was delayed purposefully to assure immediate family of Mr. Page was appropriately notified.

 

This fatal traffic collision occurred in an active highway work/construction zone. Drivers should reduce speeds and utilize due caution in active work/construction zones, as workers and equipment may be present and visibility of potential hazards may be reduced. 

 

Drivers of passenger vehicles should be aware that caution should be utilized around CMV’s by being patient, giving additional space and avoiding blind spots, anticipating wide turns, and understanding long stopping or emergency braking distances associated with CMV’s.

 

The McMinnville Police Department was assisted by members of the Yamhill County Multi-Agency Traffic Team which consists of law enforcement officers of the Oregon State Police, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Newberg-Dundee Police Department, and Yamhill Police Department. In addition, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Yamhill County Public Works, and McMinnville Public Works assisted with the lengthy investigative road closure.

 

The incident remains under investigation by the Yamhill County Multi-Agency Traffic Team. If you should have any information in relation to the incident, contact Sergeant Steve Macartney at (503)435-5622 or steve.macartney@mcminnvilleoregon.gov