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Fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 51 - Polk County - 12/05/18

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at approximately 6:38 am, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 51 at Rogers Ln.  

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2005 Cadillac Escalade, operated by Hannah Parks (26) of Dallas, was turning northbound onto Hwy 51 from Rogers Lane.  The Cadillac turned into the path of a 1985 International farm truck operated by Armando Trapala-Amador (36) of Independence.    The farm truck hit the Cadillac on the driver's side and both vehicles left the roadway.

Parks sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Three juveniles in the Cadillac were treated for minor injuries.

Trapala-Amador was not injured.  

OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire, and ODOT.    

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