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Vehicle versus semi truck collision - 03/31/15
On March 31, 2015 at 11:15 am McMinnville Police and Paramedics were dispatched to NE Evans and 4th Street regarding a motor vehicle versus semi truck traffic collision.

The vehicle, a 1985 Honda Accord 4 door, was being operated by John Thomas Smith (41) of McMinnville. According to witnesses Mr. Smith was traveling eastbound on NE 4th Street and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of NE Evans Street. Mr. Smith's vehicle then collided with the rear end loading platform of a Maletis Beverage delivery truck. The delivery truck was legally parked on the south side of NE 4th Street east of NE Evans Street being prepared for unloading.

Mr. Smith was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center and then taken by Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland due to the severity of the injuries he sustained as a result of the collision. Anyone with information regarding the collision is urged to contact McMinnville Police Officer Brendt Galloway at 503-434-7307.
Single vehicle traffic crash - 03/31/15
On March 30, 2015 at 9:54 p.m. McMinnville Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a single vehicle collision on SW Hill Road near SW Pemberly Loop in McMinnville.

The vehicle operator Kenneth Boyd Carver (53) of Willamina, Oregon, was operating a 1998 GMC Jimmy northbound on SW Hill Road. Mr. Carver's vehicle left the roadway for an undetermined reason and collided with two mature trees.

Mr. Carver received on scene care from McMinnville Fire Department EMS personnel and was prepared for transport via Life Flight helicopter to Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital. Mr. Carver is currently listed in critical condition.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation by the McMinnville Police Department. If you should have any information in relation to the incident, contact Officer Steve Macartney at (503)434-7307