Man dies in Hwy. 99 crash near Corvallis Airport

Highway closed for three-plus hours


February 15, 2023

An 18-year-old man died Friday evening, Feb. 10, in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 99 near the Corvallis Airport.

Neither involved driver was immediately identified.

According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, a 33-year-old man was traveling northbound on the two-lane highway in a 2006 Chrysler 300 when it crashed nearly head-on with a southbound 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT, driven by the 18-year-old. The latter was pronounced dead at the scene, while the former was transported with unknown injuries to the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

An investigation revealed that im...

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