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Head-On Highway Crash at Dew Road


December 21, 2022

Scott Swanson

Rescuers work at the scene of a crash that occurred just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Highway 20 and Dew Road.

Scott Swanson

According to an Oregon State Police report, a white GMC Sierra truck, pulling a dump trailer, driven by Timothy Ray Geil, 62, overshot while making a left turn onto Dew from the highway and struck a red 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Rhys Allan Cyrus, 43.

Cyrus was transported to Good Samritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with non-life-threatening injuries, according to OSP. A passenger in the truck, whose name was not released, was transported to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, OSP said.

Police said an investigation is continuing into whether impairment was a factor in the crash.


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