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Monmouth man dies in crash near Independence

A Monmouth man was killed Wednesday, July 28, in a two-vehicle crash on Corvallis Road at Parker Road near Independence.

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene shortly before 11 a.m.

A preliminary investigation, according to a news release, revealed that a 1980 International 9400 semi truck driven by 50-year-old Rollin Knight of Sweet Home was traveling northbound on Corvallis Road. When it attempted to turn west onto Parker Road, it collided with a southbound Toyota driven by 50-year-old Jason Eby of Monmouth.

Eby suffered fatal injuries and was...

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