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Head on crash kills two on Riddell Rd near Monmouth (Polk County) - 09/24/17

On September 22, 2017 at about 7:52 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office and emergency responders were dispatched to a report of a two vehicle head on crash on Riddell Rd near Whiteaker Rd just north of Monmouth in Polk County.

The preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2007 Acura, was traveling northbound on Riddell Rd and a black 2012 Volvo, was traveling southbound on Riddell Rd. The vehicles collided just north of Whiteaker Rd. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Riddell Rd remained closed for approximately six hours during the investigation.

The driver of the Acura, Jacob Bailey (24) from Dallas, was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Volvo, Elizabeth Hoke (18) from Silverton, was also pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Polk County Fire District #1, Oregon State Police, and the Polk County ME's Office.