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News Release
Fatal Crash on Hwy 18-Yamhill County - 09/13/21

On Sunday, September 12, 2021 at approximately 11:00 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near milepost 49, east of McMinnville. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota Camry, operated by Jared Nissen (21) of Dayton, pulled out of a private driveway to head westbound and was struck in the driver side door by an eastbound Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Michael Abeyta (22) of Hillsboro. 

Abeyta sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Nissen sustained minor injuries. A passenger in the Toyota Camry, Samantha Maddox (21) of Amity was uninjured. 

Hwy 18 was closed for approximately 3.5 hours. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. 

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, McMinnville and Dayton Fire and ODOT. 

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